MPAs and marine litter: Snapshots of how sites are addressing the problem worldwide

MPA Training in a Nutshell: On building MPA social networks

By Anne Nelson

The effective management of MPA networks requires an array of elements. These include having adequate technical capacity of site managers, good science, committed leadership at multiple levels (sites, agencies, and policy makers), shared goals among MPAs, and monitoring of the network’s ecological effectiveness.

Importantly, it also requires good connectivity among site managers – in other words, a social network.