Publicado por: pongpesca | 2015/01/27

Effective marine protection: what does the science say?

Papahanaumokuakea1-600x398“The pressing need for the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs) (sometimes called as marine reserves) is discussed often on the Ocean Views blog. MPAs and reserves can help ecosystems recover, provide climate refuges and even protect humans. So we know that marine protection has a huge potential to improve environmental outcomes. But the MPAs in existence today aren’t all the same. Some MPAs allow fishing, some don’t. Some are large, some are small. When policymakers and scientists decide to protect a marine area, there is no universal template to follow. However, a groundbreaking study last year by Edgar et al. analyzing the conservation benefits from 87 global MPAs has started to help us figure out what an MPA needs to accomplish its conservation goals.”

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Fonte: National Geographic Blogs – Ocean Views – 20 de janeiro de 2015

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