The survey is developed by Dr. Paris Stefanoudis and colleagues at the University of Oxford and they would be very grateful for your help!
Are you working, or have you worked on the design, designation and/or management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in any of the following countries: Comoros, Kenya, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa (Indian Ocean Coast) and Tanzania? If so, we need your help to better understand if and how deeper reefs (~30-300 m) are considered in these processes.
Your contribution would help us define the main barriers for including deeper reefs in area based management tools, and allow us, together with those of you who are interested, to identify key activities or processes that might further their inclusion. A summary of findings from this questionnaire will be shared with all participants at the end of the project. In step 2 we will work together with participants and national governments to develop a set of recommendations and practical guides for policy-makers and practitioners to support inclusion of deeper reef habitats in MPA planning and development.
The online survey will take approximately 15mins to complete and is available in English, French, and Portuguese.
If you would like to take part, we would be grateful if you could complete the survey using the link below by 28/05/2021.
Have questions? Do not hesitate to contact Dr Paris Stefanoudis at pa***************@zo*.uk.