A new paper led by Me’ira Mizrahi in JCU’s Livelihoods Lab involved members of the Conservation Planning Group. Me’ira’s paper reports on a global analysis that used national-level socio-economic data to identify where Shark Large MPAs are more likely to be successful in providing conservation benefits to sharks. The study produced multivariate indices to reflect the opportunities and challenges faced by countries in establishing and managing these MPAs. The results can help practitioners to decide whether, and in what circumstances, Large Shark MPAs are appropriate tools for marine conservation.

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