Marine Parks: Sustainable Growth in Conservation

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A/Prof Stuart Pearson (

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To explore the use of Marine Protected Areas to achieve environmental and political outcomes in Australia and China.

Description of work:

  • Develop an understanding of the arrangement of marine parks in Australia and the rationale and process of their declaration.
  • Explore the issues associated with marine protected areas from a variety of viewpoints.
  • Identify risks and opportunities associated with Marine Protected Areas and how these might be managed.
  • Develop an evaluative and knowledge framework for evaluating marine protected areas.