A bright future for wave reserves?

Grégoire Touron-Gardic*, Pierre Failler

*Corresponding author for this work

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Wave reserves, initially aimed at protecting surf ‘spots’, are becoming a way to ensure the conservation of coastal areas that are of great ecological and economic value. They foster local development and contribute to countries’ achievements toward international objectives. Several projects to implement large wave reserves are on their way.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience & Society
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 8 Feb 2022


  • wave reserves
  • coastal conservation
  • hydrodiversity
  • coastal planning
  • marine protected areas
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)


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