Designating Spatial Priorities for Marine Biodiversity Conservation in the Coral Triangle

  title={Designating Spatial Priorities for Marine Biodiversity Conservation in the Coral Triangle},
  author={Irawan Asaad and Carolyn J. Lundquist and Mark V. Erdmann and Ruben van Hooidonk and Mark John Costello},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
To date, most Marine Protected Areas (MPA) have been designated on an ad hoc basis. However, a comprehensive regional and global network should be designed to be representative of all aspects of biodiversity, including populations, species, and biogenic habitats. A good exemplar would be the Coral Triangle (CT) because it is the most species rich area in the ocean but only 2% of its area is in any kind of MPA. Our analysis consisted of five different groups of layers of biodiversity features… Expand
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