31 Oct '15, 9am

IUCN - The importance of regional networks of Marine Protected Areas and how to achieve them @SCBMarine

The importance of regional networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and how to achieve them - An opinion piece by Graeme Kelleher AO 31 August 2015 | Article Graeme Kelleher is an “Ocean Elder”, a long-standing active WCPA member and author of the WCPA “Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas”, among many other publications. Based on decades of experience, Graeme has distilled some of his thoughts on how best to go about conservation involving marine protected areas, which we are happy to promote here. Graeme’s engagement in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) started with his appointment as the first Chairman and CEO of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) in 1979, and later led him to design MPA systems of MPAs for several countries. He became the first Vice Chair for the marine theme of WCPA, and has also held a variety of positions in his native country Austr...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/?2182...

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