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Diving into Sustainable Marine Protected Area Management in the Philippines

Dubbed a ‘global center of marine biodiversity,’1 the waters around the Philippines have some of the highest concentrations of marine species in the world.2–4 However, the country’s reefs are under increasing anthropogenic pressures, particularly from coastal development, population growth, and unsustainable fishing practices.5–9 Although the widespread establishment of community-managed marine protected areas (MPAs) have slowed […]