Marine Protected Areas

Increase the number of MPAs in the ocean.

Our goal

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and other area-based management tools are part of any conservation and sustainable fisheries strategy, as a means to protect marine species and habitats, reverse the decline of biodiversity and of the goods and services associated with marine ecosystems, recover degraded habitats and increase the sustainability of the resources.

Initiative status
Stage 2 : Started
Initiative keywords
  • Biodiversity
  • MPAs
  • Protection
  • Species
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Target

Contribute to the implementation of Marine Protected Areas at the national and international levels establishing partnerships and supporting science-based processes.

Impact

- Promote the establishment of new MPAs;

- Improve the effectiveness of current MPAs;

- Reduce “Paper" Parks.

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