GILI MATRA MARINE PARK
Did you know that Gili Islands are actually classed as a Marine Protected Area (MPA)? Not many people are aware that the Gili Islands are actually classed as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) called the Gili Matra Marine Park. Part of this is due to the fact that this map is hard to come by at the moment. So here you go, feel free to save and share this image and help us to create more awareness.
WHAT IS A MARINE PROTECTED AREA?
They go by many names such as marine parks, aquatic parks, marine reserves. Basically anything that sounds like it offers some protection from fishing and other extractive industries like mining or oil drilling. Currently roughly 3% of the world’s oceans are protected in some way.