Protecting Special Places

The Special Places Initiative is designed to protect and restore coastal ecosystems through a proactive approach to conservation. These are our core areas of work.
 
 
 
Marine Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) provide a safe haven for marine life and can help protect and restore ocean ecosystems.

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EBM
Ecosystem-based management (EBM) prioritizes the health of coastal & ocean systems, including sustainable human uses.

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Alternative Ocean Energy
Surfrider has identified a set of ‘best practices’ to guide the development of alternative ocean energy.

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Protect Waves
Surfing areas are rare natural resources that provide recreational opportunities and environmental, aesthetic, and economic benefits.

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