Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


We are conducting an online survey to collect information on the costs of operating Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in order to guide future management and sustainable financing. The objective of this research is to produce a global overview of MPA costs and funding requirements to benefit MPA planners and managers in the future. 

We would like to invite marine protected area (MPA) managers or representatives to complete this survey (10-20 minutes). We would appreciate if you could help us by distributing the questionnaire to MPA managers/representatives in your network.

The questionnaire is available through the following link and can be completed in English, Spanish or French (you can change the language at top right-hand corner of the screen):
We really appreciate your help!

Best regards,

Luke Brander - Brander Environmental Economics; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Elizabeth McLeod - The Nature Conservancy
Daniel Ballesta Quintana - The Nature Conservancy
John Bohorquez - Stony Brook University
Pieter van Beukering - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Victoria Guisado - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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