Evaluating the effectiveness of a large multi-use MPA in protecting Key Biodiversity Areas for marine predators
Marine protected areas can serve to regulate harvesting and conserve biodiversity. Within large multi‐use MPAs, it is often unclear to what degree critical sites of biodiversity are afforded protection against commercial activities. Addressing this issue is a prerequisite if we are to appropriately assess sites against conservation targets. We evaluated whether the management regime of a large MPA conserved sites (Key Biodiversity Areas, KBAs) supporting the global persistence of top marine predators.
Authors: Handley, Jonathan M., Pearmain, Elizabeth J., Oppel, Steffen, Carneiro, Ana P. B., Hazin, Carolina, Phillips, Richard A., Ratcliffe, Norman, Staniland, Iain J. ORCID record for Iain J. Staniland, Clay, Thomas A., Hall, Jonathan, Scheffer, Annette, Fedak, Mike, Boehme, Lars, Pütz, Klemens, Belchier, Mark, Boyd, Ian L., Trathan, Phil N., Dias, Maria P., Santini, Luca