Protecting Our Marine Treasures: Sustainable Finance Options for US Marine Protected Areas by Brian Baird of The Bay Institute and Aquarium of the Bay and Martha Honey of the Center for Responsible Travel.


MPAs require sustainable long-term funding for designation and management – including for education, outreach, monitoring, research, policy development, and enforcement. Recommendations from a new report produced by the US Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee will be discussed, along with a wide-range of approaches for obtaining external funding, important guidelines for success, and potential sources of external financing. Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National MPA Center, MPA News, and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by NatureServe and OpenChannels.org).