Can our oceans be saved by following the model of national parks?

Monk seals. Hawaii, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. February 12, 2007. Photographer: Paulo Maurin.

Progress towards setting up ocean parks has been highly variable. Image: Paulo Maurin

Douglas McCauley
Professor, University of California Santa Barbara; Member of Friends of Ocean Action; Director, Benioff Ocean Initiative
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UNEP-WCMC and IUCN (2018) Marine Protected Planet, [October 2018], Cambridge, UK. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net/marine
Image: Dr. Elliott Hazen, NOAA's Sanctuaries Collection
Percentage of ocean protected: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN (2018) Marine Protected Planet, [October 2018], Cambridge, UK. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net/marine. Percentage of ocean strongly protected: Marine Conservation Institute (2018). MPAtlas. Seattle, WA. www.mpatlas.org
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