Royal Society Climate Change Issue – with lots of marine examples Climate change mitigation and nature conservation both require higher protected area targets Callum M. Roberts, Bethan C. O’Leary and  Julie P. Hawkins Published: 27 January 2020  https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0121 Abstract Nations of the world have, to date, pursued nature protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation […]

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In what was a meat and drink rendition of the work of COAST on Arran and the benefits of MPAs – the Guardian’s reporter managed to get a remarkable quote from a Defra spokesperson … Guardian A spokesperson for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs blamed the EU for the failures in marine conservation. “Currently […]

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Marine Policy: Abstract  – Click here to read more Healthy marine ecosystems provide a wide range of resources and services that support life on Earth and contribute to human wellbeing. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are accepted as an important tool for the restoration and maintenance of marine ecosystem structure, function, health and ecosystem integrity through […]

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‘Large marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being established to contribute to global conservation targets but present an immense challenge for managers as they seek to govern human interactions with the environment over a vast geographical expanse. These challenges are further compounded by the remote location of some MPAs, which magnify the costs of management […]

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