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
is in implemented zones that are incompatible with conservation
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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