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Securing the oceans' benefits: A discussion paper on how marine protected areas can help sustain human values of oceans (for internal use)

L. Fernandes

This report's key aim is to succintly distil the huge amount of studies and reports which discuss how MPAs can provide benefits for people and their communities and extract the key points. The document is not intended to be an academic literture review but a summary of studies to clearly set out the major types of benefits of MPAs. At this stage it is not intended for public distribution in its present form but to be used as a source document for MPA practitioners and advocates to use in developing communication materials and for further building their understanding of how MPAs can work.