Big, Bold and Blue: Lessons from AustraliaÍs Marine Protected Areas.

J. Fitzsimons and G. Wescott
PublisherCSIRO Publishing
SourceMark Spalding
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Publication Date16-Jul
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AbstractThe worldÍs oceans cover about 70% of our planet. To safeguard the delicate ecological and environmental functions of the oceans and their remarkable biodiversity, networks of marine protected areas are being created. In some of these areas, human activity is restricted to non-exploitative activities and in others it is managed in a sustainable way. Australia is at the forefront of marine conservation, with one of the largest systems of marine protected areas in the world. Big, Bold and Blue: Lessons from AustraliaÍs Marine Protected Areas captures AustraliaÍs experience, sharing important lessons from the Great Barrier Reef and many other extraordinary marine protected areas. It presents real-world examples, leading academic research, perspectives on government policy, and information from Indigenous sea country management, non-governmental organisations, and commercial and recreational fishing sectors. The lessons learnt during the rapid expansion of AustraliaÍs marine protected areas, both positive and negative, will aid and advise other nations in their own marine conservation efforts.
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