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This guide provides essential information to better understand the role of marine protected area (MPA) networks to achieve marine conservation. It utilizes current scientific knowledge, institutional experience and global case-studies to present the most relevant lessons in building resilient and functional networks.
An important feature is the balance among social, economic, legal and ecological considerations, which collectively contribute to management decisions. The tested techniques will be extremely useful for practitioners, managers and field staff in designing and implementing effective MPA networks that are resilient to human and environmental threats.