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MOTE Steps UP!

A BIG STEP FORWARD

Our partner Mote Marine Laboratory teamed up with conservation superstars [Marine Connectivity Working Group]
to finally establish an overdue '13 Rules of Thumb' when it comes to marine protected areas and conservation
using ecological connectivity.

Ecological Connectivity

Connectivity conservation focuses on maintaining, enhancing, or restoring
 connectivity in response to the destruction of vegetation, habitats, and loss of species. 

Global Conservation

Different species move around, migrating throughout the waters to different areas - this process can change the way species eat, reproduce, and behave. Studying this connectivity will determine the best way to protect marine species globally. 

 

13 RULES OF THUMB

 

 The Significance

Previously ecological connectivity had not been effectively reflected or implemented in the conservation of marine protected areas. The Marine Connectivity Working Group and Mote Lab have worked together using the best science available to determine the criteria for a brighter future.

Help Mote Labs Plant Coral onto Depleated Reefs

With the Coral Bracelet, you can help protect marine life by restoring coral in vulnerable underwater ecosystems.

 

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