Posted by: Bob Payne | August 26, 2011

New Resource on Marine Protected Areas

Most often when we discuss “wilderness areas” the first image that comes into mind is a big, wild area of land. For me, I think of mountains — mostly because mountain areas here in Colorado are very wild. Admittedly, I also love mountains and have always had a personal connection with the serenity and grandness of mountain landscapes. That said, there are large, uncharted wild areas in the two-thirds of our planet not covered in soil — the ocean. Perhaps because we humans can’t live in the ocean, we haven’t made as much headway in defining and declaring protected areas in our seas. Or perhaps the gap is more a factor of the international nature of marine areas — we must work collectively to protect marine regions that are not governed by one country.

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