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Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1 pm EST/10 am PST/6 pm UTC

Conservation Connections: Species and Places, NOAA's Partnerships for Transboundary Protection Program

by Lisamarie Carrubba, NOAA Fisheries, and Vicki Weddell of NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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The Partnerships for Transboundary Protection (PTP) Program was established by NOAA's Office of Protected Resources and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to better connect conservation efforts directed toward marine species and their habitats. Through collaborative conservation that aligns sanctuary management plans, species' recovery plans, and habitat protection, the PTP Program is working to improve internal coordination and management of threatened and endangered species and their habitats, as well as other NOAA resources such as key fishery species in sanctuaries. The PTP Program is also working on expanding collaboration with other marine protected areas and external partners in order to further support conservation and recovery of species such as whales, corals, and Nassau grouper.

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