Study of Marine Reserves:

 

Marine reserves: 

The Mediterranean Sea is exposed to multiple, cumulative, human threats that severely compromise the integrity of its marine ecological communities and biodiversity – a tough challenge for conservation management. The state-of-the-art tool of marine conservation management that has proven effective in restoring benthic marine ecosystems worldwide is the use of science-based marine protected areas (MPAs). Effective MPAs can boost not only biodiversity and act as an ecosystem “insurance policy”, but can potentially also serve as a source of renewal for depleted fisheries outside the protected area.

Projects:

1. Human activity in an urban marine reserve (Shikmona, Haifa).
2. Testing marine reserve effectiveness in northern Israel.

National Institute of Oceanography,

Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR),

Haifa, 31080, Israel.

PO Box 8030.

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