This webinar focuses on the specific legal tools and strategies that are needed to support marine conservation, with particular attention to marine protected areas (MPAs) and associated area-based management tools. The speaker breaks down the presentation into three parts. First, she reviews the unique features of MPAs and the relevant key international ocean law and policy instruments. Second, she elaborates the specific issues that must be addressed in MPA legal provisions. Finally, she highlights legal tools and strategies for marine connectivity conservation, including ocean zoning, marine spatial planning, and transboundary marine protected areas.