Reply to White et al.: Providing perspective on ocean conservation targets

Bethan Christine O'Leary, Marit Winther-Janson, John Bainbridge, Jemma Aitken, Julie Patricia Hawkins, Callum Michael Roberts

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In O’Leary et al. (2016), we undertook a quantitative synthesis (rather than a true statistical meta-analysis) of research to consider how much of the sea should be protected to achieve various conservation and management goals. We aimed to provide perspective on the appropriateness of global marine protected area coverage targets, particularly the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14/Convention on Biological Diversity goals to protect >10% of the sea by 2020. White et al. (2017) question the methodology of our approach, and we offer the following response.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-376
JournalConservation Letters
Issue number3
Early online date19 Jun 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jun 2017

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