Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: A globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves

Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: A globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves

Primary Country: Australia
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
Great Barrier Reef
  1. A$47/km2: estimated current investment in field management and complicance per km2 no-take zone per year for surveillance by the Australian Customs
  2. A$4.3 million: cost of once-off communication and awareness program over 5 years for implementation of new zoning plan
Region: Australia
Data source: This source provided by Salman Hussain at the Scottish Agricultural College.

Publication information

McCook, Laurence J. Aylingc, TonyCappod, MikeChoate, J. HowardEvans, Richard D.De Freitas, Debora M.Heupelf, MichelleHughes, Terry P.Jones, Geoffrey P.Mapstoneg, BruceMarsh, Helene “Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: A globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves” PNAS, 2010

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