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A three-dimensional climate-smart conservation approach in the high seas

This novel, three-dimensional approach to marine conservation identifies vertically coherent locations for global marine protected areas in the high seas. Taking a climate-smart approach, this work prioritized the protection of regions with increased biodiversity and reduced climate exposure across different depth domains, to identify sites that deserve protection now and into the future.

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Fig. 1: Low-regret, climate-smart marine protected area networks in the high seas.


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This is a summary of: Brito-Morales, I. et al. Towards climate-smart, three-dimensional protected areas for biodiversity conservation in the high seas. Nat. Clim. Change (2022).

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A three-dimensional climate-smart conservation approach in the high seas. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 322–323 (2022).

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