Beyond Challenger Deep : an in-depth study of the human dimensions and social outcomes of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument
This thesis contains in-depth d+L168ocumentation of the human dimensions and social outcomes of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM, est. 2009), a large marine protected area (LMPA) in the United States insular areas of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Territory of Guam. LMPAs (marine protected areas in excess of 100,000km2) are a nascent trend in marine conservation, with 80% of existing LMPAs being established as of 2010 or later. Currently, there is a paucity of empirical research on their human dimensions. This thesis presents a qualitative case ...
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