This book reviews the need for marine conservation, summarizes general measures for ocean and coastal conservation, and explains the rationale for establishing marine protected areas. The second half of the book is essentially a guideline for designing and implementing protected areas in order to make them viable and long-lasting in their effectiveness.
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Threats to Oceans and Coastal Areas
General Measures to Address Threats to Marine Ecosystems
An Introduction to Marine Protected Areas (MPAS) and Management Goals
Marine Protected Area Typologies
Closed Area Designations and Harvest Refugia: One End of the Type Spectrum
Coastal Biosphere Reserves: The Other End of the Type Spectrum. Marine Protected Area Case Studies
Marine Protected Area Site Selection. Guidelines for Marine Protected Area Design and Management Planning. International Instruments and Frameworks Facilitating Marine Protected Area Designation
Appendix: Principles for the Conservation of Living Resources