Overview

IDENTIFYING AND PROTECTING THE AREAS WE CARE ABOUT

The Lasting Special Places sub-goal measures how well we are protecting, for current and future generations, the locations that contribute to marine-related cultural identity.


GOAL DESCRIPTION

Special places are coastal and marine areas that are culturally significant for a variety of reasons. Designating a place to be a landmarke, monument, and/or Marine Protected Area can help ensure its existence, provide valuable ecosystem services and preserve cultural heritage and identity.

Well-maintained and protected lasting special places provide culturally significant resources that can generate economic opportunities and help to sustain coastal communities.

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Explore the full description of the data and model used in the Global OHI MODEL. Or, take a look at PRACTICAL GUIDANCE for advice on adapting the goal for future assessments and to learn how previous OHI+ assessments have modified this goal to address differences in data availability or priorities.

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OTHER RESOURCES

WORLD DATABASED ON PROTECTED AREAS (WDPA) Explore protected areas on the most comprehensive global database on marine and terrestrial protected areas.

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