Marawah MBR applies the concepts of integrated planning for sustainable development. Local communities are benefiting through involvement in all of the planned projects.

The 3 core areas of MMBR represent 11% of the total area and are restricted to scientific research and non-destructive sampling only.

Residential activities on islands and the main land part of the coast make up to the buffer areas that represent 67% of the total area.

The transition zones represent 22 % of the total area where traditional fishing, an oil loading terminal and recreational activities are permitted and monitored.

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