"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them"

Albert Einstein

The value of an MPA network for the provision of ecosystem services

Over the past 5 decades, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has had a significant social and economic transformation shifting from being an economy based on fishing and pearl extraction, to becoming one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Today, oil and gas production support an economy that allows the government to place significant resources…

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Assessment of Tourism Offer and Demand in the Mediterranean Basin

Within the context of the Project Sustainable Economic Activities in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (SEA- Med) it is already clearly established that tourism plays an important socio economic role in the region and a considerable threat to habitats and species.   To ensure a well-managed Marine Protected Area (MPA) that is equally able to maintain healthy…

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