MEAM & MPA News
Avoiding tipping points for ocean ecosystems
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The fundamental purpose of MPA News is to help practitioners make their sites more effective. Sometimes this involves theoretical discussions, like What is effectiveness? Other times it involves more applied guidance, like how to build trust with stakeholders.
Benefits of "ocean optimism" for marine conservation and management
How the 2016 Great Barrier Reef "obituary" came to be
Is pessimism needed for the radical governance changes the oceans need? Tundi Agardy, Contributing Editor for MEAM, explains.
Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners for the months of July and August 2017.
MEAM’s sister organization OpenChannels.org is currently creating “Top Lists”, concise selections of resources on specific topics in marine conservation and management. These top lists include journal articles, reports, webinar recordings, newsletter articles, and blogs. They provide an easy way for practitioners to access a variety of sources of information on a topic quickly.
The next three years will lay much of the groundwork for the MPA field for years to come. As nations gear up to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 14 as well as Aichi Target 11 under the Convention on Biological Diversity — both of which call for 10% of coastal and marine areas to be protected by 2020 — they will face some decisions. Namely: