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Abrolhos Marine National Park earns 2020 Blue Park Award

Abrolhos Marine National Park  has earned a Blue Park Award for achieving the highest science-based standards for marine life protection.  Abrolhos joins a growing network of  17 Blue Parks around the world designed to safeguard and restore our ocean's biodiversity. 


Convention on Biological Diversity urged to protect and conserve at least 30% of the global ocean

Marine Conservation Institute joins coalition statement to government representatives at the Convention on Biological Diversity in support of conserving 30% of the global ocean by 2030

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Less than 3% of the ocean is effectively protected. We need to protect at least 30% of the ocean to safeguard marine biodiversity and build ocean resilience.


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The Blue Parks program provides the blueprints for and incentivizes protected area effectiveness, and unites the ocean’s best protected places in a strategic network to save life in the sea.

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