Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/25473
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site is often seen as a seemingly functional cooperatively managed protected area. Through the Archipelago Management Board (AMB), the Government of Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation manage this culturally and ecologically significant area from “mountain top to deep sea” together. In early 2014, the AMB invoked, for the first time in its history, the dispute resolution clause of its founding agreements. Based on interviews over a 5-month period with key-stakeholders, this study examined the potential repercussions of this action. The complexity that surrounds this cooperative management regime is exacerbated by the history behind each party, a shifting ecosystem it attempts to manage, and continuing disagreement over land-claims. Issues surrounding decision-making authority and governance are central to this thesis.
This presents a significant challenge for the AMB, but it also provides opportunity for the AMB to clarify its role and responsibilities in managing Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.
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