Only 2.3% of the world’s oceans are protected. That’s why WWF works to create Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). An MPA is an area designated to protect marine ecosystems, processes, habitats and species as well as promote positive social impacts. They include marine reserves, no-take zones, marine parks, and sanctuaries around the world. MPAs preserve the marine biodiversity we enjoy in our travels, and ecotourism is an important tool keeping MPAs financially sustainable. Here’s a slideshow exploring the colors and countries of Marines Protected Areas around the world:
A Rainbow of Marine Protected AreasMaddi Higgins January 21, 2015 0
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Maddi Higgins is a freelance blogger. She worked as WWF’s part-time travel associate for two years. She helped manage WWF’s travel-related social media, write and edit blog content and maintain the travel website. She now works as a vacation planner at Walt Disney World.