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Marine protected areas

In this step, Dr Adrian McLeod explains what MPAs are and why they exist.

In this step, we have interviewed Dr Adrian Macleod from The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), and discussed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

MPAs are defined geographical areas of the marine environment established and managed to achieve long-term nature conservation and sustainable use.

In the video, Dr Macleod explains the purpose of MPAs, who’s managing them, as well as how their location is decided.

Let’s discuss:

  • Did you know about MPAs?
  • Do you think it is an effective way to protect the marine environment?
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