Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Resources in Malaysia
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) are management tools to conserve, preserve, and protect marine biodiversity, cultural heritage, and sustainable production of fisheries. Simultaneously, MPAs have the potential to ensure competent management of marine ecosystems. To stimulate the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, global policymakers have introduced the 14th sustainable development goal (SDG-14). The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) focuses on increasing the current size of global MPAs. They have set targets to increase the size of global MPAs to 10% by 2020 and at least 30% by 2030 to accomplish SDG-14. This chapter discusses an overview of SDG-14, CBD initiatives, the Coral Triangle Initiative by six Coral Triangle countries, and challenges to achieve SDG-14 by 2030.
KeywordsLife below water Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Coral Triangle Initiatives Conservation of Marine Resources
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