Strengthening Adaptive Capacity of Marine Protected Areas
Operational Plan: 2017 - 2018
Our marine environment is inherently connected; effective management of marine species requires cooperation across international boundaries. In recent years, changes to marine habitat, including ocean acidification and the movement of species, has increased the need for cross-border collaboration. Maintaining healthy marine protected areas (MPAs) is critical to ecosystems, fisheries, local communities and tribal nations whose well-being is tied to the services and resources that they provide. Building upon our work to identify vulnerabilities of coastal ecosystems, this project will work directly with communities that depend economically on marine protected areas (MPAs) to help them adapt to changes in the coastal environment.