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More than paper parks

Coastal and marine ecosystems supply important services that benefit the whole world. Conservation actions must be effectively implemented to protect them.

Protected areas are the cornerstone of biodiversity conservation. But designating protected areas without also implementing effective conservation actions risks creating ‘paper parks’: protected areas that exist only on maps. This StoryMap is about improving the effectiveness of coastal and marine protected areas.

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