Residual marine protected areas five years on: are we still favouring ease of establishment over need for protection?

Devillers, Rodolphe, Pressey, Robert L., Ward, Trevor J., Grech, Alana, Kittinger, John N., Edgar, Graham J., and Watson, Reg A. (2020) Residual marine protected areas five years on: are we still favouring ease of establishment over need for protection? Aquatic Conservation: marine and freshwater ecosystems, 30 (9). pp. 1758-1764.

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Abstract

1.Marine protected areas (MPAs) are today's cornerstone of many marine conservation strategies. Our 2015 study (Devillers et al., 2015) and others have shown, however, that the placement of MPAs is ‘residual’ to commercial uses and biased towards areas of lower economic value or interest. 2.In this paper, we explored the impact of our study on marine science, policy and management practice. 3.We reviewed the papers citing our work and compiled expert opinions on some of the impacts of our study. 4.Results indicate a strong general uptake in the scientific community but more uneven impacts on policy and management in different contexts, with a likely smaller impact of the research on conservation practice.

Item ID: 65003
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1099-0755
Keywords: extractive uses; marine protected area; marine reserve; ocean management; research impact
Copyright Information: © 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This article is freely available via the publisher's website.
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), James Cook University
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2020 06:32
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 100%
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