Regulation-Based Classification System Marine Protection

< 1%
of ocean area
is implemented and in RBCS levels 1-3
< 1%
is implemented and in RBCS levels 4-7
0%
of the area in designated zones has been assessed to date
Overview
The Regulation-Based Classification System (RBCS) classifies MPAs using a globally applicable, decision tree framework based on regulations using an increasing gradient of impacts of uses (1-8).

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.
41 zones are visible within the map.
RBCS Protection Level
RBCS 1: No-take / No-go
5 zones
RBCS 2: No-take / Regulated Access
15 zones
RBCS 3: No-take / Unregulated Access
1 zones
RBCS 4: Highly Regulated Extraction
5 zones
RBCS 5: Moderately Regulated Extraction
0 zones
RBCS 6: Weakly Regulated Extraction
15 zones
RBCS 7: Very Weakly Regulated Extraction
0 zones
RBCS 8: Unregulated Extraction
0 zones
Establishment Stage
Designated / implemented
i
41 zones
Designated / unimplemented
i
0 zones
Proposed / committed
i
0 zones
Size Class
RBCS Assessment Status
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