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Study warns world will fall far short of 2020 MPA targets under Convention on Biological Diversity

The U.N. is nearing its decade-long goal of protecting 10 percent of the global ocean by 2020. But the world may fall short.


Scientists agree that marine protected areas, or MPAs, are essential for environmental health: they ensure fishers have healthy stocks by preventing resource depletion; they protect endangered species; they make ecosystems more resistant to climate change; and they maintain biodiversity.


https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/marine-protected-areas-assessment-environment-conservation-spd/

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