The Social Impacts of Marine Protected Areas

Bird's Head Seascape, West Papua, Indonesia

As part of WWF’s innovative project to study the social impacts of marine protected areas (MPAs), a team of Papua State University students and alumni spent three years traveling to coastal communities to conduct approximately 2,400 household surveys both inside and outside MPAs.

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