Managed Access with Reserves

A Tool That Benefits People and Nature

February 15, 2022

Marine Protected Areas are effective at protecting areas of the ocean, but they are most often established far from shore where high biodiversity meets high human use. Fortunately, there are other tools in the conservation toolbox to balance protection with sustainable use. Managed Access with Reserves is a fisheries management system, which balances sustainable use (Managed Access) and protection (Reserves) to yield positive outcomes for people and nature. In this video, see how Rare empowers local communities and local governments to design, implement, and enforce this proven co-management model, and achieve positive outcomes for safeguarding biodiversity, ensuring livelihoods and food security, and building the climate resilience of hundreds of millions of people.