A workshop on Marine Protected Area Surveillance and Management was held in Noumea, New Caledonia from 9 to 11 July, 2018, to present findings of the MPA surveillance technology study and the MPA surveillance technology decision support tool....
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An ecological framework for informing permitting decisions on scientific activities in protected areas
This study gives MPA managers a framework to help them weigh the costs and benefits of proposed research projects, and to make informed permitting decisions based on potential ecological impacts of the research. Click on the link below to access the...
Poor ecological representation by an expensive reserve system: Evaluating 35 years of marine protected area expansion
This global study of MPA efficiency suggests MPAs are often unnecessarily expensive in terms of their impact on fisheries, and also miss protecting many unique ecosystems. Click on the link to access the full article.
This study identified factors for MPA success and failure using peer-reviewed publications and expert knowledge. Click on the link below to access the full article
Relationships built on trust between MPA management and stakeholders can strengthen community support for MPAs.
IUCN moves to help countries apply marine protection: By clarifying its standards, global body hopes to inspire more ocean safeguards
To provide guidance on what is an MPA, IUCN released a set of consolidated standards in June 2018. Click on the link below to read the full article.
Scientists now recognize that ecosystems can sometimes undergo abrupt, dramatic changes in response to human use or environmental conditions. Click on the link below to read the full article.
China’s opposition to new Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic may be softening, as it signed for the first time a partnership with the European Union that aims to enhance international ocean governance. Click on the link below to read the...
SPREP Tender - Complementary activities to underwater Education Trails in French Polynesia – Pacific Blue Belt Project.
SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced consultants who can offer their services to implement the Pacific Biodiversity Blue Belt activities project in French Polynesia. Click on the link below for further information....
Two scientists say marine preserves should be designed with enough flexibility to extend protections to where animals migrate. Click on the link below to read the full article.