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Marine Protected Areas - Restoring Ireland’s Ocean Wildlife

Irish Wildlife Trust

This report analyses the progress of the Irish Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) with the 2020 Aichi target less than two years away, and shares why MPAs are a crucial tool in ocean protection. Ireland has committed to converting 10% of its waters into MPAs that have nature conservation as their number one objective. At the moment of publishing this report, only 2.3% of the Irish waters were protected to this extend. The Irish Wildlife Trust is urging the govenment to make the establishment of effectively designed and managed MPAs a priority.