On World Oceans Day, it's a frightening thing to realize that barely 1% of the world's oceans are in a marine protected area (MPA).
To help people around the world better understand marine protected areas - what they are, where they are, and how they are managed - Marine Conservation Institute has launched the new ocean conservation and mapping website, MPAtlas.
MPAtlas is an online map that assembles key information on marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world. It is a project of the Marine Conservation Institute, in partnership with the Waitt Foundation.
We protect our future by protecting the ocean. By
safeguarding vital marine habitats, we refuel the engine of our blue planet, enriching our culture, society and economy. The stories of vibrant ocean places are cataloged on MPAtlas.
So visit MPAtlas today. Use what you find in MPAtlas to advocate for stronger protection of our marine environment, and create an account to improve our data for other ocean enthusiasts!