Should MPAs Play a Role in Reducing Poverty?

Poverty can have a profound impact on protected areas. When surrounding communities are desperate for money or food, public support for protected area regulations – including rules against harvesting wildlife – will often decline. As a result, conflicts...

New Fund to Channel Tourism Revenues to Mexican MPAs

In many circumstances, tourism offers a powerful opportunity for sustainable funding of MPAs. But harnessing that potential can be daunting to managers unfamiliar with setting up financing schemes. And tourism itself can bring challenges related to potentially...

Notes & News

Report available on options for creating seamount MPAs A new report provides advice on designating and managing MPAs to protect offshore seamounts and similar habitats, with a focus on the northeast Atlantic and the region’s relevant legal frameworks. Titled The...