Marine Protected Areas - an investment well worth its price

Halfway through the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress taking in Marseille, we asked Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme to tell us about the most important issues discussed so far.

Galapagos sea lion puppy, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Photo: IUCN Photo Library © Imène Meliane

He highlighted the importance of the socio-economic aspect of protected areas and the need to improve their ability to cope with the changes that people inflict on them:
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The Congress in Marseille will be followed by a ministerial meeting in Corsica, with the aim of getting a stronger global committment to tackling some of the challenges protected areas face today.

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