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Stakeholder‐derived recommendations and actions to support deep‐reef conservation in the Western Indian Ocean

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Deep reefs below 30 m provide essential ecosystem services for ocean health and human well-being such as food security and climate change resilience. Yet, deep reefs remain poorly researched and largely unprotected, including in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). Here, we assessed current conservation approaches in the WIO focusing on deep reefs, using a combination of online surveys and semi-structured interviews. Results indicated that deep-reef data are sparse and commonly stemming from non-p...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/conl.12924

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Biology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Divisional Administration
Oxford college:
The Queen's College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9040-2625
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Conservation Letters More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Article number:
e12924
Publication date:
2022-10-27
Acceptance date:
2022-09-15
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EISSN:
1755-263X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1288172
Local pid:
pubs:1288172
Deposit date:
2022-11-11

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