Listen Live  
Radio Free -
Radio Free never takes money from corporations, keeping our focus on people, not profits. Radio Free is an independent, free news organization headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. We are currently in need of community volunteers to help cover local politics. To learn more and get involved, please visit

We see Marine Protected Areas being designated left, right, and centre. We always hear about the percentage of the area of the Oceans that are being designated. There is a reason for that. It’s because of the Convention Of Biological Diversity at the meeting in Aichi, Japan (Target 11) that calls for nations to protect 10% of the Ocean.

A recent paper calls out nations for focusing too much on the percentage instead of evaluating the type of biodiversity that is being protected.

Check out the episode to listen to the details.

Share your thoughts on MPAs near you in the Speak Up For Blue Facebook Group:

Want to get started on living for a better Ocean? Sign up for the Grove Collaborative and get a free gift:

Check out the new Speak Up For The Ocean Blue Podcast App:


[1]Scientists urge overhaul of the world’s parks to protect biodiversity ....[2] ....[3]Grove Collaborative ....[4]‎The Speak Up For Blue on the App Store ....[5]Speak Up For The Ocean Blue : SUFB 755: Designating MPAs For Quality Over Quantity ....