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Marine protected areas and human well-being – A systematic review and recommendations

A. Rifaee Rasheed
Ecosystem Services

This literature study analyses studies into marine protected areas (MPAs) and human well-being, finding that explicit researches on this topic are limited. The majority of the reviewed MPA studies focus on only part of the aspects of human well-being in a stakeholder context, while focussing on a single MPA type and conventional measures that are not comprehensive of systematic. Therefore, this paper concludes that an integrative and systematic framework is needed to make sure that assessments capture the benefits of MPAs for human well-being properly and to compare differences acros multiple MPAs.