Marine Protected Area Networks
Developing networks of marine protected areas (MPAs) is one way Canada is conserving biodiversity in our oceans, by identifying and protecting important and unique species, features, and ecosystems in our oceans. Networks help us take a broad view of interdependent components within an ecosystem, so that we can enhance the contributions of individual MPAs. This translates into ecological benefits for the MPAs and economic, social, and cultural benefits for all Canadians. Each site identified for future protection within networks will be planned and managed on an individual basis, including any allowed or prohibited activities within conservation areas.
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