A Comparison of Marine Protected Areas and Alternative Approaches to Coral-Reef Management

  title={A Comparison of Marine Protected Areas and Alternative Approaches to Coral-Reef Management},
  author={Tim R. McClanahan and Michael J. Marnane and Joshua E. Cinner and William E. Kiene},
  journal={Current Biology},
Marine protected areas (MPAs) have been widely adopted as the leading tool for coral-reef conservation, but resource users seldom accept them , and many have failed to produce tangible conservation benefits [3]. Few studies have objectively and simultaneously examined the types of MPAs that are most effective in conserving reef resources and the socioeconomic factors responsible for effective conservation [4-6]. We simultaneously explored measures of reef and socioeconomic conservation success… Expand

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