Protected marine areas allow for the protection of marine ecosystems. Currently, Chile has two marine parks and five marine reserves.
The effective management of protected marine areas can help with increases in the number and diversity of marine species and biomass in the protected and adjacent areas.
To guarantee their effectiveness, marine protected areas must be managed whilst considering an effective management, monitoring and surveillance system that allows for their long-term conservation and the sustainability of their marine resources, ecosystem services, as well as the cultural services associated with them.
The goal is to implement concrete and effective measures, avoiding “paper parks,” or in other words, regulations that do not translate into the effective safeguard of the protected area.
Marine Protected Areas – Part 1
Marine Protected Areas – Part 2