Tropical coral reefs are subject to multiple pressures from both natural and anthropogenic sources. These pressures have caused widespread declines in reef health, resulting in the increased use of spatial management tools such as marine protected areas (MPAs). MPAs have proven generally effective if well designed and enforced, but there are limited long-term studies investigating … Read more Measuring the long-term success of small-scale marine protected areas in a Philippine reef fishery
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are essential
We are proud of having generated many marine protected areas (MPAs). Seahorses and other marine species need healthy marine ecosystems and good fisheries management to flourish. Marine protected areas remove fishing pressure and other practices that damage habitats and harm populations. By applying expertise in both biology and social work, we empower communities to establish and sustain MPAs that benefit marine life and people alike.