The Improper Placement of Marine Protected Areas

There is no doubt about it that Australia boasts some of the most beautiful scenery, landscapes and animals. However we have more to offer than what is on the surface with some of the most diverse marine ecosystems on the planet just off our shores – just look at the Great Barrier Reef! Unfortunately when it comes to placing a marine protected area new research has shown that marine protected areas are often just placed where there is low human activity and not in places with vulnerable species and high biodiversity that need it the most.

Piers Dunstan, a Principle Research Scientist at CSIRO joined The Daily to talk about the improper placement of marine protected areas and what needs to change to ensure unique biodiverse ecosystems are better supported.

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