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[SDG 14.5] By 2020, conserve at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.

Definition

Most of the marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world, estimated to number about 5000, have been established both on an ad hoc basis and through systematic planning processes. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) requires that Party states establish, by 2012, comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative national and regional systems of protected areas, and that there should be effective conservation of at least 10% of each of the world's ecological regions by 2010. Many countries have established their own national targets which provide an incentive for the introduction of a systematic conservation planning approach to the establishment of MPAs, and there are now many initiatives to develop ecologically representative MPA networks (UNEP-WCMC, 2008, p. i).

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Malaysia

In March 2003, the Government of Sabah announced its approval of the proposed Tun Mustapha Park (TMP), a marine area covering 1.02 million hectares in the northern part of Sabah.

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25 January 2017 - For decades, marine conservation has lagged behind efforts to protect our terrestrial treasures like the Grand Canyon.

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Albania has experienced rapid economic growth and coastal tourism during the last two decades.

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14 dic 2016 - A muchos de nosotros nos gusta, por no decir que nos fascina, el tener algo vivo a nuestro cuidado, o por lo menos, viviendo en nuestra casa.
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05 dic 2016 - Sabemos que la biodiversidad es un elemento inherente para el desarrollo humano. Día a día las necesidades de la humanidad son satisfechas a través de los múltiples beneficios que recibimos de ella, incluyendo alimentos, agua, bienes y servicios ecosistémicos, belleza escénica, bienestar espiritual y mucho más. 

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The Tangier Declaration: a boost for Marine Protected Areas in the...
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This publication is a result of Blue Solutions’ third Regional Forum for Oceans...
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The aim of this brochure is to present a highlight of the 2016 assessment of...
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15 Nov 2016 - How can local communities conserve biodiversity and earn sustainable livelihoods?

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13 November 2016 - Robert Redford and Paul Allen are the executive producers of a new Animal Planet series on ocean conservati

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4-nov-2016 - Con el propósito de fortalecer las capacidades en la elaboración de planes de ordenamiento territorial en un contexto marino costero enfocado en la sostenibilidad so

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