Nature News: Marine protection goes large

As the creation of giant reserves gains momentum, some fear such areas don’t always conserve the habitats most in need.

The past five years has seen a spurt in the creation of giant marine protection areas, including a 320,000 sq km marine reserve announced earlier this month in Australia.

“Now we have a competition for politicians to see who can have the biggest one,” said Daniel Pauly of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, at the start of the Society for Conservation Biology’s 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress in Victoria, Canada, on Saturday.  Read the full article by Nicola Jones >

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