Coiba MPA (IMAGE) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Caption With the signing of an executive decree that expands the limits of the Coiba Marine Protected Area last June, Panama reached the goal of protecting 30% of its marine surface many years before the 2030 deadline. Credit Sean Mattson, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. License CC BY-NC Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.