“The Ups and Downs of marine protected areas: examining the evidence”

Mongabay published the following article:

  • To find out if marine protected areas achieve their environmental and socioeconomic goals, we read 42 scientific studies and talked to seven experts.
  • Overall, marine protected areas do appear to help marine animals recover within their boundaries. But a lot more rigorous research is needed.
  • The effects of marine protected areas on socioeconomic outcomes and fisheries are less clear.
  • This is part of a special Mongabay series on ‘Conservation Effectiveness.’”

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