New Global MPA Guide

Led by Oregon State University researchers, more than three dozen scientists from around the world have produced a guide to help nations better plan, evaluate and monitor marine protected areas set aside to safeguard ecosystems and support a healthy ocean.

“The MPA Guide: A Framework to Achieve Global Goals for the Ocean,” published in Science, is the culmination of decades of work by hundreds of scientists and stakeholders and establishes a structure for “an evidence-based understanding of where we stand on ocean protection,” said Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, the lead author.

The MPA Guide comes at an important juncture as countries prepare for a key gathering next year, the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, and for negotiations on a target document whose current draft calls for protecting at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.

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