Science for MPA management - Issue 4

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Type: Newsletter
Year of publication: 2015
Date published: 02/2015
Authors: D. Rodríguez-Rodríguez
Publisher: MedPan
City: Marseille, France
Issue: 4

Table of Contents:

  • Sound and regular monitoring is essential to effective MPA management;
  • Monitoring should focus on protected features, pressures and socioeconomic effects of conservation measures;
  • Most existing MPA monitoring programmes are still scarce, short-term, poorly funded and inconsistent;
  • Partnering with research institutions, securing monitoring funds and citizen science can help to streamline MPA monitoring efforts.
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