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Hexbyte Glen Cove Oahu marine protected areas offer limited protection of coral reef herbivorous fishes

A large parrotfish scrapes algae from a Hawaiian reef. Credit: Noam Altman-Kurosaki Marine protected areas (MPAs) around Oʻahu do not adequately protect populations of herbivorous reef fishes that eat algae on coral reefs. That is the primary conclusion of a study published in Coral Reefs by researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa...

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Hexbyte Glen Cove Protected areas see continued deforestation but at a reduced rate, research shows

Amazon deforestation. Credit: Oregon State University A survey of more than 18,000 land parcels spanning 2 million square miles across 63 countries shows that a "protected area" designation reduces the rate of deforestation but does not prevent it. Published today in Nature Ecology and Evolution, the findings are important because most terrestrial species live...

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