A Global Evaluation of Coral Reef Management Performance: Are MPAs Producing Conservation and Socio-Economic Improvements?

@article{HargreavesAllen2011AGE,
  title={A Global Evaluation of Coral Reef Management Performance: Are MPAs Producing Conservation and Socio-Economic Improvements?},
  author={Venetia Alexa Hargreaves-Allen and Susana Mourato and Eleanor Jane Milner‐Gulland},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={2011},
  volume={47},
  pages={684-700}
}
There is a consensus that Marine Protected Area (MPA) performance needs regular evaluation against clear criteria, incorporating counterfactual comparisons of ecological and socio-economic performance. However, these evaluations are scarce at the global level. We compiled self-reports from managers and researchers of 78 coral reef-based MPAs world-wide, on the conservation and welfare improvements that their MPAs provide. We developed a suite of performance measures including fulfilment of… 

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