Gabon’s network of marine protected areas provides a blueprint that could be used in many other countries experts say. Since announcing a new MPA network in 2014, Gabon has created 20 protected areas increasing protection of the Gabonese waters from 1% to 26%. This new paper was published by Gabonese policymakers, NGOs, and researchers from the University of Exeter.
It suggests a four-step approach for countries and donors:
This is very good because oceans are being damaged because of our actions toward the Oceans and all of the billions of tons of plastic that we are not recycling but instead, we are throwing it away in the oceans! This is poisoning our oceans and killing many animals in the ocean! If only we can establish a law here in the USA and all of the other coastal countries like how Gabon did, we can finally reduce ocean pollution and treat the ocean like how we treat ourselves!
Let’s make our earth a better place to live for our future generations to come. There is no planet B and it’s only us who can make the difference.
Source: University of Exeter