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Blue Sea - Global Marine Protection Results

International Study Finds Global Marine Protected Areas Inefficient Unbelievably, 36 years after global marine protected areas were established, international experts have just concluded they are inefficient.  Global conservation targets set back in 1982, that provide today's foundation, are inadequate, too expensive, inefficient and at times just not working. Global Expert Evaluation A collaboration involving University of Hamburg, Wildlife Conservation Society, University of Queensland and the Nature Conservancy assessed the efficiency of marine protected areas, which equal 16% of national waters around the world. Findings At Times Disappointing They found protected areas missed many unique ecosystems and have greater impact on fisheries than necessary.  Many protected areas are too expensive and in the wrong places. International targets call for protection of at least 10% of all the world's oceans and all marine ecosystems.  Right now, half of all marine ecosystem