Buy a fish, buy a coral, save a reef: The importance of economic incentives to sustain conservation

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2001
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WWF
Abstract

Today we are launching the MAC international Certification system for the marine aquarium trade and unveiling the MAC Certification label. The MAC label will enable consumers worldwide to easily identify marine aquarium organisms that were collected in an environmentally safe manner and handled to ensure optimal health.

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Marine resources, Biodiversity, Marketing and trade, World markets, Payments for environmental services, Conservation, Conservation incentives, Habitat destruction, PES, Economic incentives, Conservation finance, Protected areas, Protected species, Certification, Marine aquarium council (mac), Private sector, Mac international certification system, Marine aquarium trade, Coral reefs, Marine ornamental industry, Marine conservation, Ecosystem
Citation
Presented at the Marine Ornamentals 2001 Conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, 26 November ¿ 1 December 2001