This survey is intended to gather information about marine protected area (MPA) practitioner and marine scientist awareness of ecological connectivity and to gain feedback on how the newly generated Marine Connectivity Conservation ‘Rules of Thumb’ for MPA and MPA Network Design, can be applied in practice or improved.

We value your response, because you know best how planning and management is translated from paper into practice within MPAs and MPA networks. This survey will take 30 minutes of your time, is voluntary, and your responses will remain confidential. Thank you for your participation!
Please review these two definitions before you begin our short survey:

‘Connectivity conservation’ is a conservation measure in natural or semi-natural areas that are interconnected and in environments that are degraded or fragmented by human impacts and development where the aim is to maintain or restore the integrity of the affected natural ecosystems, linkages between critical habitats for wildlife, and ecological processes important for the goods and services they provide to nature and people.

A ‘protected area’, including a marine protected area (MPA), is a clearly defined geographical space, recognized, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.