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Tracking the debate around Marine Protected Areas: Key issues and the BEG Framework. / Thorpe, Andy; Bavinck, M.; Coulthard, S.

In: Environmental Management, Vol. 47, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 546-563.

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Thorpe, A, Bavinck, M & Coulthard, S 2011, 'Tracking the debate around Marine Protected Areas: Key issues and the BEG Framework', Environmental Management, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 546-563. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-011-9632-5

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Thorpe, Andy ; Bavinck, M. ; Coulthard, S. / Tracking the debate around Marine Protected Areas: Key issues and the BEG Framework. In: Environmental Management. 2011 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 546-563.

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