Why should you care about marine protected areas?

It can drive your motivation and enthusiasm to make a difference and become engaged in the important work that needs to be done for current and future generations.

The areas allow individuals to experience and study marine life that is not disturbed by human activities

The areas protect ocean species and their ecosystems from danger, pursuit, or problems caused by human effects

The areas can help marine resources recover from a shortage of supplies

The areas have the potential to safeguard depleted, threatened, uncommon, and endangered species and populations

The areas can assist in the preservation of environments deemed vital for the survival of species' lifecycles

Marine species are critical to ocean ecosystems and require all the care and attention they can receive

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