Going Big with Marine Protection
Date: Posted on Nov 16, 2014
Description: The issue of making major gains in achieving proection targets through ‘going big’ has brought added scrutiny to the subject of very large MPAs. There is economy in scale, but some people have called into question whether going large will protect representative habitat and result in true protection, or whether it is merely a politically expedient way for some nations to attain targets by creating paper parks, while avoiding tough conservation decisions.