Big Ocean MPA Network: Addressing the common challenges of Large, Remote Marine Protected Areas

Big Ocean MPA Network: Addressing the common challenges of Large, Remote Marine Protected Areas by Aulani Wilhelm

Aulani Wilhelm of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument presented this webinar with the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Is big always better? Big Ocean is a network of managers and partners of existing and proposed large-scale marine managed areas. The network’s aim is to improve the effectiveness of management efforts, to serve as a peer learning resource and support system, and to build the professional standards of practice for large, remote MPAs. The six founding member sites in Australia, the United States, Kiribati, Chagos (UK) and Chile represent more than 900,000 mi2 (2.3 million km2) of ocean ecosystems – roughly the same size as the Mediterranean Sea.

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