About Ecosystem-Based Management
Some of the key principles of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) are:
- Integration of ecological, social, and economic goals and recognition of humans as key components of the ecosystem.
- Consideration of ecological- not just political- boundaries.
- Addressing the complexity of natural processes and social systems and using an adaptive management approach in the face of resulting uncertainties.
- Engaging multiple stakeholders in a collaborative process to define problems and find solutions.
- Incorporating understanding of ecosystem processes and how ecosystems respond to environmental perturbations.
- Concern with the ecological integrity of coastal-marine systems and the sustainability of both human and ecological systems.
For additional information about EBM, see the COMPASS Consensus Statement on EBM.