Title New index identifies marine reserves that are protected in theory only Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Mongabay Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 31/05/23 Description Marine protected area (MPA) status doesn’t guarantee that conservation efforts are effective, according to new research that looks at the de facto situation of preserved areas around the world.
A third of the MPAs analyzed appear likely to be protected only on paper, most of them in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Oceania, and the Indian Ocean.
Researchers created a Paper Park Index (PPI) based on interviews with local stakeholders and their perceptions of fishing levels within MPAs, with the PPI showing the difference between the theoretical goals of the MPAs and the reality on the water.
The new methodology could help provide more realistic information about the effectiveness of MPAs and support further conservation efforts, the study suggests.
Producer/Author Juliette Portala URL https://news.mongabay.com/2023/05/new-index-identifies-marine-reserves-that-are-protected-in-theory-only/ Persons Fran Cabada-Blanco
- paper parks
- Protected Areas