Everything You Need to Know About Marine Protected Areas

Written by on January 29, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Milford Sound, New Zealand-a strict marine reserve.

Milford Sound, New Zealand-a strict marine reserve. Photo credit: Mperrin.

With the recent rise in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), we wanted to share a great new resource: MPAtlas.

MPAtlas and MPApedia were created in collaboration with the Marine Conservation Institute to help the general public understand the current state of MPAs across the globe.

On MPAtlas, you can see either a map or a list of all 6,594 MPAs. You can change the map to show you eco-regions, fishery management regions, Exclusive Economic Zones, and designated or candidate MPAs. You can also search by region or country.

On MPApedia, you can find answers to all the questions you have about Marine Protected Areas, from success stories to global targets.

To learn more about MPAs, check out some of these links:

Bunaken National Marine Park, Manado, Indonesia.

Bunaken National Marine Park, Manado, Indonesia. Photo credit: Sakurai Midori.

Copyright © 2013 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

About the Author

About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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