Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

by J. Matthew Roney

Dec 11, 2013
With oceanic resources more threatened than ever, the world is far from that envisioned MPA network. Although coverage has doubled since 2010, just 2.8 percent of the ocean surface -- some 10 million square kilometers (4 million square miles), roughly the size of the United States -- is now in designated MPAs. And the level of protection varies.
Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth
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