MPA Guide Marine Protection

< 1%
of ocean area
is in implemented and fully protected zones
< 1%
is in implemented and highly protected zones
< 1%
is in implemented but lightly or minimally protected zones
< 1%
is in implemented zones that are incompatible with conservation
Overview
The MPA Guide provides an assessment of MPAs by stage of establishment and level of protection to refine a shared language and describe the expected outcomes of MPAs.

Click on an MPA zone in the map for more information. Use the filter charts below to display a subset of MPA zones.
Note: only areas that meet the IUCN definition of MPA are shown here.
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Contact Uslast updated: 2021-11-10© 2021 Marine Conservation Institute