12 November 2012

Saving the Pelagos Sanctuary by reducing AND enlarging it

Pelagos is  a 87,000 km2 large marine mammal sanctuary in the NW portion of the Mediterranean, covering an area containing critical habitat of several cetacean species. Although the Sanctuary has generated some local sense of pride, 13 years after its designation, it has never been properly managed. Should it be sent to retirement?
No, according to Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara's article on OpenChannels, but its nature could be modified to better meet the current and future challenges, by reducing and enlarging it at the same time.

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