So you want to create a Marine Protected Area?…

Why are we so keen to establish more Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)?  MPAs help the ocean to withstand the impacts of climate change, which is raising its temperature and acidity, as well as helping it to recover from overfishing and marine pollution. A healthy ocean is ecologically really complex, with a huge range of species and lots of individuals. This makes … More So you want to create a Marine Protected Area?…

Are MPAs becoming fashionable?

Pitcairns…Kermadecs…Nazca-Desventuradas…Easter Island and now Palau. All these Marine Protected Area designations or proposals have sprung up in the last year or so. It seems that the MPA movement is gaining momentum and with more and more countries proposing or designating large proportions of their national waters to be protected from damaging human activities, it seems … More Are MPAs becoming fashionable?