- Marine Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is an abc* Foundation-directed program that seeks to expand No Take Zones, oceanic areas that provide and ensure sustainable economic and ecological benefits. We are currently working in partnership with National Geographic and with several renowned institutions in Colombia: top academic economic research center CEDE (Universidad de los Andes); economic think-tank Fedesarrollo; leading maritime authority INVEMAR; and the Colombian government's PLANEACIÓN NACIONAL. The goal of the program is to increase the combined number of MPAs in Colombia to 20% by 2020, and to implement MPA regulation in the majority of Latin American and Caribbean countries throughout the next decade.
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