A bright future for wave reserves?

Trends Ecol Evol. 2022 May;37(5):385-388. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2022.02.006. Epub 2022 Mar 4.


Wave reserves, initially aimed at protecting surf 'spots', are becoming a way to ensure the conservation of coastal areas that are of great ecological and economic value. They foster local development and contribute to countries' achievements toward international objectives. Several projects to implement large wave reserves are on their way.

Keywords: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); coastal conservation; coastal planning; hydrodiversity; marine protected areas; wave reserves.

MeSH terms

  • Conservation of Natural Resources*
  • Fisheries*