Marine reserves help mitigate against climate change, say scientists

Marine reserves help mitigate against climate change, say scientists

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Highly protected marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change, a study by a team of international scientists has concluded.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, evaluated existing peer reviewed studies on the impact of marine reserves around the world.

Currently, only 3.5 per cent of the ocean has been set aside for protection with just 1.6 per cent fully protected from exploitation.

International groups are working to raise the total to 10 per cent by 2020…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (06-05-2017)

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