Building on Participatory MPA Monitoring in Lanuza
Participatory marine protected area monitoring has evolved over the years. The increase in the number of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Philippines in the last decade alone has prompted the utilization of metho dologies that improve accuracy and decrease bottomtime for SCUBA divers. Standardization of results aside from improving participatory approaches for nontechnical personnel has been given emphasis in the Philippines.
There are over 1,169 MPAs with varying degrees of benthos and reef fish monitoring data. This sheer number of MPAs highlights the importance of sustained and participatory monitoring.
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- 9 pages from Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies (pages 300-308)