Marine protected areas safeguard our natural treasures, as well as coastal economies. A vast majority of British Columbians are asking for greater marine protection in the Canadian Pacific. Political and financial commitments are needed to meet Canada’s national and international commitments to establish a network of marine protected areas by 2020.
Part of a series of reports on marine planning and protected areas. Read more:
- Committing to effective marine protected areas
- Marine protected areas 101: key design principles of MPAs
- Protecting your community’s coastal assets: local leadership in marine planning
- Making our coasts work: healthy oceans, healthy economies, healthy communities