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Number of MPAs and sanctuaries: 1084
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Southern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale SanctuarySouthern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary• The sanctuary consists of southern hemisphere waters S of 40°S between 130°W and 130°E, S of 55°S between 130°E and 20°E, S of 40°S between 20°E and 50°W, S of 60°S between 50°W and 130°W
1st Edition (only): Ross Sea MPA
2nd Edition: See 1.I
1st Edition (only): Ross Sea MPA
2nd Edition: See 1.I
• Ross Sea, off Antarctica: waters S of the 1640 fathom (10,000ft or 3000m) isobath, which extends from 69°S, 170°E to 76°S, 155°W; includes continental slope and shelf of the Ross Sea
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveHeard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve• 2800mi (4500km) SW of Australia and 900mi (1500km) N of Antarctica in Indian Ocean sector of Southern Ocean, 53°05'S, 73°30'E
1st Edition: Prince Edward Island Reserve
2nd Edition: Prince Edward Islands Marine Protected Area
1st Edition: Prince Edward Island Reserve
2nd Edition: Prince Edward Islands Marine Protected Area
• 1680mi (2700km) SE of Cape Town
1st Edition (only): Marion Island Reserve
2nd Edition: See 1.3
1st Edition (only): Marion Island Reserve
2nd Edition: See 1.3
• Marion Island. 1680 mi (2700 km) southeast of Cape Town, South Africa, part of 'Prince Edward Islands'
1st Edition (only): Arctic Ring of Life International Marine Biocultural Reserve1st Edition (only): Arctic Ring of Life International Marine Biocultural Reserve• along the permanent Arctic ice cap including the zones or leads of open water and polynyas in the Arctic Ocean waters of Canada, Russia, Norway, Greenland and Alaska (US)
1st Edition (only): Barents Sea International Marine Park1st Edition (only): Barents Sea International Marine Park• Barents Sea including Svalbard, Bear Island, Novaya Zemlya, Franz Josef Land and the sea area between
Beringia Heritage International ParkBeringia Heritage International Park• Bering Strait between Chukotsk Peninsula, Russia and Alaska – the Bering Land Bridge – including national waters and high seas portions of the Bering and Chukchi Seas
1st Edition: Nirjutiqavvik National Wildlife Area
2nd Edition: Nirjutiqavvik (Coburg Island) National Wildlife Area
1st Edition: Nirjutiqavvik National Wildlife Area
2nd Edition: Nirjutiqavvik (Coburg Island) National Wildlife Area
• Coburg Island, Nunavut
Northeast Greenland National ParkNortheast Greenland National Park• N and NE Greenland, where the Arctic Ocean (Lincoln Sea, Wandel Sea, Independence Fjord) meets the Greenland Sea (N from Kong Oscar Fjord)
Melville Bay Wildlife SanctuaryMelville Bay Wildlife Sanctuary• NW Greenland, stretching along the coast for 155mi (250km) between N of Upernavik and S of Thule, on Baffin Bay
1st Edition: Breidafjördur MPA
2nd Edition: Breidafjördur Conservation Area
1st Edition: Breidafjördur MPA
2nd Edition: Breidafjördur Conservation Area
• Breidafjördur, NW Iceland
Skjálfandi Bay MPASkjálfandi Bay MPA• Skjálfandi Bay, NE Iceland
Tysfjord and Hellemofjord MPATysfjord and Hellemofjord MPA• Tysfjord and Hellemofjord, Nordland county, Norwegian Sea
Great Arctic Nature ReserveBolshoy Arktichesky Zapovednik• Karskoye Sea along the Taimyr Peninsula, Taymura and Pyasina river deltas
Gydanskiy Nature ReserveGydanskiy Zapovednik• N coast of the Gydan Peninsula, Karskoye Sea
Kandalakshskiy Nature ReserveKandalakshskiy Zapovednik• White Sea and Barentsevo (Barents) Sea
Nenetskiy Nature ReserveNenetskiy Zapovednik• 60mi (100km) N of Naryan-Mar town, Pechorskoye Sea, Barents Sea
1st Edition (only): Shoynenskiy National Park1st Edition (only): Shoynenskiy National Park• White Sea, Nenetskiy Territory, northwest Russia
Taymirskiy Biosphere ReserveTaymirskiy Zapovednik• Taymir Peninsula, Laptev Sea
Ust'-Lenskiy Nature ReserveUst'-Lenskiy Zapovednik• Laptevih Sea, Russia
Wrangel Island Nature ReserveOstrov Vrangelya Zapovednik• N of Chukotka mainland, Chukotskoye (Chukchi) Sea
Franz Josef Land Wildlife Refuge
Post 2nd Edition see 2.16
Franz Josef Land Wildlife Refuge
Post 2nd Edition see 2.16
• Franz Josef Land, N of Novaya Zemlya, Arctic Russia
Russian Arctic National ParkRussian Arctic National Park• N Novaya Zemlya, Franz Josef Land, Victoria Island
Solovetskiy Islands Biosphere Reserve1st Edition: Solovetskiy Zapovednik• Off Cape Beluzhiy, White Sea
1st Edition (only): Various Russian Arctic MPAs1st Edition (only): Various Russian Arctic MPAs• Arctic Russia
Northeast Svalbard Nature ReserveNordaust-Svalbard Naturreservat• NE Svalbard including territorial waters to 12nm (13.8mi or 22.2km), Barents Sea
Southeast Svalbard Nature ReserveSøraust-Svalbard Naturreservat• SE Svalbard including territorial waters
Northwest Spitsbergen National ParkNordvest-Spitsbergen Nasjonalpark• NW Svalbard including territorial waters
South Spitsbergen National ParkSør-Spitsbergen Nasjonalpark• SW Svalbard including territorial waters
Forlandet National ParkForlandet Nasjonalpark• Prins Karls Forland, large island off W Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, including territorial waters
Nordenskjöld Land National ParkNordenskjöld Land Nasjonalpark• SW Svalbard, territorial waters on Bellsund and Van Mijenfjorden, Greenland Sea
Nordre Isfjorden National ParkNordre Isfjorden Nasjonalpark• Inner Isfjorden, including Nordfjorden, W Svalbard
Sassen-Bünsow Land National ParkSassen-Bünsow Land Nasjonalpark• At E end of inner Isfjorden, W Svalbard
Hopen Nature ReserveHopen Naturreservat• Hopen Island, SE Svalbard
Bear Island Nature ReserveBjørnøya Naturreservat• Bear Island (Bjørnøya), southernmost part of Svalbard Archipelago, on Bjørnøy-banken, Norwegian Sea
Svalbard National ParkSvalbard Nasjonalpark• Svalbard including territorial waters on the Barents Sea, Greenland Sea and Arctic Ocean
Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine MammalsPelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals• Ligurian, Corsican and northern Tyrrhenian Sea; in the waters of France, Italy and Monaco and the adjacent high seas
Lošinj Dolphin ReserveCres-Lošinj Special Marine Reserve• Waters adjacent to W coast, Cres-Lošinj Archipelago, N Adriatic Sea
Port Cros National ParkLe Parc national de Port-Cros• Hyeres Archipelago (Iles d’Hyères), 9mi (15km) off the coast between Toulon and St Tropez
1st Edition (only): Côte Bleue Marine Park1st Edition (only): Parc Marin Côte Bleue• Côte Bleue coastline between Marseille and Fos, Provence, France
1st Edition (only): Cerbère-Banyuls Natural Marine Reserve1st Edition (only): Réserve Naturelle Marine de Cerbère-Banyuls• near Spanish border opposite the villages of Cerbère and Banyuls, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
1st Edition: Bonifacio Marine Reserve
2nd Edition: Strait of Bonifaccio Natural Reserve
1st Edition: Réserve Marin Bouches de Bonifacio
2nd Edition: Réserve Naturelle des Bouches de Bonifacio
• Corsica, W Mediterranean
1st Edition (only): Scandola Nature Reserve1st Edition (only): Réserve Naturelle de Scandola• west Corsica, near Porto, France
Kalamos MPAKalamos MPA• Coastal waters around the island of Kalamos, Ionian Sea
1st Edition: Southern Crete Sperm Whale MPA
2nd Edition: Southwest Crete-Hellenic Trench MPA
1st Edition: Southern Crete Sperm Whale MPA
2nd Edition: Southwest Crete-Hellenic Trench MPA
• Offshore waters W of the islands of Crete, Kythira, Peloponnese and Zakynthos, E Ionian Sea
1st Edition: Gulf of Trieste (Miramare) MPA
2nd Edition: Gulf of Trieste Miramare MPA
1st Edition: Golfo di Trieste (Miramare) MPA
2nd Edition: Golfo di Trieste Miramare MPA
• Near Trieste, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Gulf of Trieste, N Adriatic Sea
Ventotene and Santo Stefano Islands MPAIsola di Ventotene e Santo Stefano MPA• Near Lazio, Latina, Pontine Archipelago, central Tyrrhenian Sea
Capo Carbonara MPACapo Carbonara MPA• Capo Carbonara, near Villasimius, including the islands of Serpentara and Cavoli, SE Sardinia, SW Tyrrhenian Sea
Egadi Islands MPAIsole Egadi MPA• Off Trápani, NW Sicily, NE Strait of Sicily
Tavolara and Punta Coda Cavallo MPATavolara – Punta Coda Cavallo MPA• Near Porto San Paolo (Olbia), NE Sardinia, W Tyrrhenian Sea
Capo Rizzuto Island MPAArea Marina Protetta Capo Rizzuto MPA• Capo Rizzuto, near Crotone, Calabria, Golfo di Squillace and W Ionian Sea
Cinque Terre Marine Natural Protected AreaArea Marina Protetta delle Cinque Terre• Between Levanto and Riomaggiore, near La Spezia, Liguria, Ligurian Sea
1st Edition: Gulf of Portofino MPA
2nd Edition: Portofino MPA
1st Edition: Golfo di Portofino MPA
2nd Edition: Area Naturale Marina Protetta ‘Portofino’
• Near Portofino, Liguria, Ligurian Sea
Tuscan Archipelago National ParkParc National Arcipelago Toscano• Tuscan Archipelago, Ligurian Sea
Capo Testa-Punta Falcone MPAArea Marina Protetta Di Capo Testa-Punta Falcone• Near Capo Testa-Punta Falcone, NW Sardinia
1st Edition: Pelagie Islands MPA
2nd Edition: Pelagie Islands MPA
1st Edition: Isole Pelagie area di reperimento
2nd Edition: Area Marina Protetta Isole Pelagie
• Waters around Lampedusa, Lampione and Linosa, SW Strait of Sicily
1st Edition: Asinara Island National Park
2nd Edition: Asinara Island MPA
1st Edition: Isola dell'Asinara
2nd Edition: Area Marina Protetta Isola dell'Asinara
• Around Asinara Island, NW Sardinia
Maddalena Archipelago National ParkParco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago di Maddalena• Maddalena Archipelago between Sardinia and Corsica, including the middle of the Strait of Bonifacio; expanded transboundary proposal would include adjacent French (Corsican) waters
1st Edition: Regno di Nettuno MPA
2nd Edition: Regno di Nettuno (Ischia) MPA and SAC/SPA
1st Edition: Regno di Nettuno area di reperimento
2nd Edition: Area Marina Protetta di Ischia – Regno di Nettuno and SAC/SPA
• SE Tyrrhenian Sea, near Napoli
1st Edition (only): Dwejra Marine Conservation Area1st Edition (only): Dwejra Marine Conservation Area• northwestern Gozo, includes land and marine area, sister island to Malta
1st Edition (only): Cirkewwa Marine Conservation Area1st Edition (only): Cirkewwa Marine Conservation Area• northern tip of Malta
1st Edition (only): Delimara Marine Conservation Area1st Edition (only): Delimara Marine Conservation Area• southern tip of Malta
Al Hoceima National ParkParc National D'Al Hoceima• Near al Hoceima, NE Morocco
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural ParkParque Natural Cabo de Gata-Nijar• Off Cabo de Gata, Andalucia, SE Spain
1st Edition (only): Cabo de Creus SAC1st Edition (only): Cabo de Creus SAC• Cabo de Creus, Spain
1st Edition (only): El Montegrí-Illes Medes SAC1st Edition (only): El Montegrí-Illes Medes SAC• off Illes Medeas, Cataluña, eastern Spain
1st Edition (only): Muntanyes de Begur SAC1st Edition (only): Muntanyes de Begur SAC• off Cataluña, eastern Spain
1st Edition (only): Cap de Santa Creus SAC1st Edition (only): Cap de Santa Creus SAC• off Cataluña, eastern Spain
1st Edition (only): Litoral de Tarragona SAC1st Edition (only): Litoral de Tarragona SAC• off Cataluña, eastern Spain
1st Edition: Islas Columbretes SAC
2nd Edition: Illes Columbretes Regional Marine Reserve and SPA
1st Edition: Islas Columbretes SAC
2nd Edition: Illes Columbretes Regional Marine Reserve and SPA
• Islas Columbretes, Golfo de Valencia, eastern Spain (39°52'39
Indian Ocean SanctuaryIndian Ocean Sanctuary• Covering parts of Marine Regions 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 18, this sanctuary consists of those waters of the northern hemisphere from the coast of Africa to 100°E (including the Red and Arabian seas and the Gulf of Oman) and those waters of the southern hemisphere between 20°E and 130°E from the Equator to 55°S
1st Edition: Isla de Tabarca SAC
2nd Edition: Tabarca Marine Reserve
1st Edition: Isla de Tabarca SAC
2nd Edition: Tabarca Marine Reserve
• Isla de Tabarca, Valenciana, eastern Spain (38°13'53
1st Edition (only): Escarpe de Mazarron SAC1st Edition (only): Escarpe de Mazarron SAC• Golfo de Mazarrón, Murcia, southeast Spain
Medio Marino SACMedio Marino SAC• 37°32'00"N, 1°07'00"W, Murcia, SE Spain
1st Edition: Isla de Alborán SAC
2nd Edition: Alborán SAC
1st Edition: Isla de Alborán SAC
2nd Edition: Alborán SAC
• 35°56'29"N, 3°02'01"W, Alborán Sea, W Mediterranean
1st Edition (only): Frente Litoral del Estrecho de Gibraltar SAC1st Edition (only): Frente Litoral del Estrecho de Gibraltar SAC• Strait of Gibraltar
1st Edition: Cabrera y Mignorn SAC
2nd Edition: Arxipèlag de Cabrera SAC
1st Edition: Cabrera y Mignorn SAC
2nd Edition: Arxipèlag de Cabrera SAC
• 39°11'03"N, 2°57'36"E, Balearic Islands
1st Edition: Bahía de Alcudia SAC
2nd Edition: Badies de Pollença i Alcúdia SAC
1st Edition: Bahía de Alcudia SAC
2nd Edition: Badies de Pollença i Alcúdia SAC
• 39°50'18"N, 3°12'22"E, Balearic Islands
1st Edition (only): Cap Blank SAC1st Edition (only): Cap Blank SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
1st Edition (only): Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera SAC1st Edition (only): Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
1st Edition (only): Islas del Poniente de Ibiza SAC1st Edition (only): Islas del Poniente de Ibiza SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
1st Edition (only): Punta de Sa Creu SAC1st Edition (only): Punta de Sa Creu SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
1st Edition (only): Sa Dragonera SAC1st Edition (only): Sa Dragonera SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
1st Edition (only): Es Grau-Favaritx SAC1st Edition (only): Es Grau-Favaritx SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
1st Edition (only): Es Vedrà I Vedranell SAC1st Edition (only): Es Vedrà I Vedranell SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
1st Edition (only): Tagomago SAC1st Edition (only): Tagomago SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
1st Edition (only): Cap de Barbaria SAC1st Edition (only): Cap de Barbaria SAC• Baleares Archipelago, Spain
La Galite MPA and SPAMILa Galite MPA and SPAMI• Tunisian waters
Zembra and Zembretta MPA and SPAMIZembra and Zembretta MPA and SPAMI• Tunisian waters
Kneiss MPA and SPAMIKneiss MPA and SPAMI• Tunisian waters
1st Edition (only): Gökçeada Marine Reserve1st Edition (only): Gökçeada Marine Reserve• between Yildiz bay and Yelken Rock, North Aegean Sea
1st Edition (only): Various existing and proposed biosphere reserves, marine protected areas and marine reserves along the Black Sea • Black Sea, especially north shore
Sochinskiy National Nature ParkSochinskiy National Nature Park• E Black Sea coast
Cape Sarych to Cape Khersones MPACape Sarych to Cape Khersones MPA• Coastal area of SW Crimea, between Cape Sarych and Cape Khersones, Ukraine, in the Black Sea
Bermuda Whale SanctuaryBermuda Whale Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Saguenay–St Lawrence Marine ParkParc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent• Located at the confluence of the Saguenay Fjord and the St Lawrence Estuary
The Gully 'Marine Protected Area'The Gully 'Marine Protected Area'• Scotian Shelf, 25mi (40km) SE of Sable Island, Nova Scotia, 124mi (200km) SE of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the open North Atlantic
• Existing area is 912mi2 (2364km2). The Gully is the largest submarine canyon off eastern Canada, reaching a width of 6mi (10km) and depths of 6500ft (2000m) – about as wide and deep as the Grand Canyon
1st Edition: Bay of Fundy Right Whale Conservation Area
2nd Edition: Grand Manan Basin Right Whale Conservation Area
1st Edition: Bay of Fundy Right Whale Conservation Area
2nd Edition: Grand Manan Basin Right Whale Conservation Area
• Grand Manan Basin, between Digby and Grand Manan islands in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, 44°30'–44°45'N, 65°18'–65°35'W
Roseway Basin Right Whale Conservation AreaRoseway Basin Right Whale Conservation Area• S of Cape Sable Island on the E edge of the Gulf of Maine, between Browns and Baccaro Banks, off SW Nova Scotia, 42°45'– 43°05'N, 65°03' – 65°40'W
1st Edition: Auyuittug National Park
2nd Edition: See 2.29
1st Edition: Auyuittug National Park
2nd Edition: See 2.29
• Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada
Manicouagan 'Marine Protected Area'Manicouagan 'Marine Protected Area'• Manicouagan Peninsula, west of Baie-Comeau on the N shore of the St Lawrence Estuary extending S into the Laurentian Channel (downstream from existing Saguenay–St Lawrence Marine Park)
1st Edition: Igaliqtuuq National Wildlife Area and Biosphere Reserve
2nd Edition: See 2.30
1st Edition: Igaliqtuuq National Wildlife Area and Biosphere Reserve
2nd Edition: See 2.30
• Isabella Bay on Baffin Island, Nunavut, from coast out to 12 nm (22 km), Canada
1st Edition (only): Beaufort Sea Beluga 'Marine Protected Area'1st Edition (only): Beaufort Sea Beluga 'Marine Protected Area'• Shallow Bay, east Mackenzie Bay, Kugmallit Bay and near Kendall Island, Northwest Territories and Yukon, Beaufort Sea, Canada
1st Edition: Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area
2nd Edition: See 2.32
1st Edition: Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area
2nd Edition: See 2.32
• Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada
1st Edition (only): West Isles National Marine Conservation Area1st Edition (only): West Isles National Marine Conservation Area• located in the West Isles, New Brunswick, on the Bay of Fundy, Canada
1st Edition (only): Bonavista-Notre Dame Bays National Marine Conservation Area1st Edition (only): Bonavista-Notre Dame Bays National Marine Conservation Area• northeast Newfoundland, Canada
Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine SanctuaryGerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary• E of Massachusetts on Stellwagen Bank and S Jeffreys Ledge, Gulf of Maine
Great South Channel Northern Right Whale Critical Habitat Area
Post 2nd Edition see 4.20
Great South Channel Northern Right Whale Critical Habitat Area
Post 2nd Edition see 4.20
• E of Cape Cod, Great South Channel, Gulf of Maine
Cape Cod Bay Northern Right Whale Critical Habitat Area
Post 2nd Edition see 4.20
Cape Cod Bay Northern Right Whale Critical Habitat Area
Post 2nd Edition see 4.20
• N end of Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts
Cape Cod Bay Ocean SanctuaryCape Cod Bay Ocean Sanctuary• Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts
Cape Cod Ocean SanctuaryCape Cod Ocean Sanctuary• E of Cape Cod, along entire outer Cape Cod Peninsula
Monitor National Marine SanctuaryMonitor National Marine Sanctuary• 16mi (26km) SE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
1st Edition (only): Jeffreys Ledge1st Edition (only): Jeffreys Ledge• north of Stellwagen Bank, Gulf of Maine, USA
1st Edition: Wadden Sea (Waddensee) Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 5.54
1st Edition: Wadden Sea (Waddensee) Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 5.54
• in the coastal waters of Denmark (southwest), Germany and the Netherlands, extending 12 nm (22.2 km) from the coast
1st Edition: Celtic Shelf Break MPA
2nd Edition: See 5.55
1st Edition: Celtic Shelf Break MPA
2nd Edition: See 5.55
• located in the Celtic Sea, SW of England, W of France and S of Ireland, extending from 48˚30'N and 52˚N to 4˚W and the 1000 m contour at the edge of the continental slope. It is bounded to the east by the English Channel, and to the south and west by the continental slope, depending on the precise boundaries, it would include parts of the EEZs of the UK, Ireland and France
1st Edition: Dogger Bank SAC
2nd Edition: See 5.56
1st Edition: Dogger Bank SAC
2nd Edition: See 5.56
• Dogger Bank, North Sea, in the waters of Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK
1st Edition (only): Ilhéu de Baixo - Restinga Ilha Graciosa ZEC1st Edition (only): Ilhéu de Baixo - Restinga Ilha Graciosa ZEC• Ilhéu de Baixo and southeastern Ilha Graciosa (W27°57'0'', N39°0'50''), Azores
1st Edition (only): Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo ZEC1st Edition (only): Costa e Caldeirão - Ilha do Corvo ZEC• Costa e Caldeirão (W31°6'0'', N39°42'0''), west, north and east coasts of Ilha do Corvo, Azores
1st Edition (only): Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial ZEC1st Edition (only): Caldeira e Capelinhos - Ilha do Faial ZEC• Caldeira e Capelinhos (W28°45', N38°35'), Azores
1st Edition (only): Monte da Guia - Ilha do Faial ZEC1st Edition (only): Monte da Guia - Ilha do Faial ZEC• Monte da Guia (W28°37'21'', N38°31'15''), southeastern Faial, Azores
1st Edition (only): Morro de Castelo Branco - Ilha do Faial ZEC1st Edition (only): Morro de Castelo Branco - Ilha do Faial ZEC• Morro de Castelo Branco (W28°45'15', N38°31'21'), southwestern Faial, Azores
1st Edition (only): Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores ZEC1st Edition (only): Costa Nordeste - Ilha das Flores ZEC• Costa Nordeste (W31°10', N39°30'), northeastern Flores, Azores
1st Edition (only): Ponta dos Rosais - lha de S Jorge ZEC1st Edition (only): Ponta dos Rosais - lha de S Jorge ZEC• Ponta dos Rosais (W28°18'36'', N38°45'12''), northwestern S Jorge island, Azores
1st Edition (only): Costa NE e Ponta do Topo - Ilha de S Jorge ZEC1st Edition (only): Costa NE e Ponta do Topo - Ilha de S Jorge ZEC• northern coast of the eastern end of the island of S Jorge (W27°51', N38°35'), Azores
1st Edition (only): Caloura-Ponta da Galera - Ilha de S Miguel ZEC1st Edition (only): Caloura-Ponta da Galera - Ilha de S Miguel ZEC• Caloura-Ponta da Galera (W25°30'30'', N37°42'30''), S Miguel island, Azores
1st Edition (only): Banco D João de Castro (Canal Terceira - S Miguel) ZEC1st Edition (only): Banco D João de Castro (Canal Terceira - S Miguel) ZEC• Banco D João de Castro, Canal Terceira (W26°36'30'', N38°13'55''), S Miguel island, Azores
1st Edition (only): Baixa do Sul (Canal do Faial) ZEC1st Edition (only): Baixa do Sul (Canal do Faial) ZEC• Baixa do Sul (W28°35'24'', N38°30'35''), between Faial and Pico islands, Azores
1st Edition (only): Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico ZEC1st Edition (only): Ponta da Ilha - Ilha do Pico ZEC• Ponta da Ilha (W28°2', N38°25'), eastern Pico island, Azores
1st Edition (only): Lajes do Pico - Ilha do Pico ZEC1st Edition (only): Lajes do Pico - Ilha do Pico ZEC• Lajes do Pico (W28°15'22'', N38°23'25''), southern Pico, Azores
1st Edition (only): Ilhéus da Madalena - Ilha do Pico ZEC1st Edition (only): Ilhéus da Madalena - Ilha do Pico ZEC• Ilhéus da Madalena (W28°32'50'', N38°32'0''), west of Pico Island, Azores
1st Edition (only): Ponta do Castelo - Ilha de Sta Maria ZEC1st Edition (only): Ponta do Castelo - Ilha de Sta Maria ZEC• Ponta do Castelo (W25°2'3'', N36°55'47''), Sta Maria island, Azores
1st Edition (only): Costa das Quatro Ribeiras - Ilha da Terceira ZEC1st Edition (only): Costa das Quatro Ribeiras - Ilha da Terceira ZEC• Costa das Quatro Ribeiras (W27°12'6'', N38°48'0''), northern Terceira island, Azores
1st Edition (only): Formigas Islets and Dollabarat Reef (Canal S Miguel-Sta Maria) Natural Reserve1st Edition (only): Reserva Natural Ilhéu das Formigas e Recife Dollabarat• Ilhéu das Formigas e Recife Dollabarat (W25°45', N37°15'), between S Miguel and Sta Maria, Azores
1st Edition: Iroise Marine National Park
2nd Edition: Iroise Marine Nature Park
1st Edition: Parc National Marin d'Iroise
2nd Edition: Parc naturel marin d’Iroise
• W tip of Brittany, including islands of Ouessant and Sein and Molène Archipelago
Harbor Porpoise Sanctuary and SAC, National Park Wadden Sea of Schleswig-HolsteinHarbor Porpoise Sanctuary and SAC, National Park Wadden Sea of Schleswig-Holstein• W of the islands of Sylt and Amrum, N German Wadden Sea, N German Bight, off the S North Sea, within 12nm (22.2km) limit; extension would be outside the 12nm (22.2km) limit
Sylter Außenriff SACSylter Außenriff SAC• North Sea waters W of Sylt and Amrum islands, 54°55'00
Borkum-Riffgrund SACBorkum-Riffgrund SAC• W of the German Bight, North Sea, 53°55'00
Irish Whale and Dolphin SanctuaryIrish Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary• coastal waters of Ireland to 200 nm (370 km)
1st Edition: Shannon River Estuary SAC
2nd Edition: Lower River Shannon SAC
1st Edition: Shannon River Estuary SAC
2nd Edition: Lower River Shannon SAC
• Shannon River Estuary, Counties Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary, W coast
1st Edition (only): Galway Bay SAC1st Edition (only): Galway Bay SAC• Galway Bay, Co Galway, Ireland
1st Edition (only): North Connemara SAC1st Edition (only): North Connemara SAC• off North Connemara coast, Co Galway, Ireland
Roaringwater Bay and Islands SACRoaringwater Bay and Islands SAC• Roaringwater Bay and islands, Co Cork
Blasket Islands SACBlasket Islands SAC• Blasket Islands, Co Kerry
Dublin Bay SACDublin Bay SAC• Dublin Bay, Co Dublin
1st Edition (only): Dursey Island SAC1st Edition (only): Dursey Island SAC• Dursey Island, Co Cork, Ireland
1st Edition (only): Old Head of Kinsale SAC1st Edition (only): Old Head of Kinsale SAC• Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland
Madeiran 'Marine Mammal Sanctuary'Madeiran 'Marine Mammal Sanctuary'• coastal waters of the Madeira Islands, 615 mi (990 km) southwest of Lisbon, Portugal, to the limits of Madeira's EEZ
Ilhas Desertas Natural ReserveReserva Natural das Ilhas Desertas• Ilhas Desertas, 32°30'0''N, 16°29'30''W
1st Edition (only): Ponta de S. Lourenço ZEC1st Edition (only): Ponta de S. Lourenço ZEC• Ponta de S. Lourenço, (W16°41'0'', N32°44'20''), Madeira, Portugal
1st Edition (only): Ilhéu da Viúva Natural Reserve and ZEC1st Edition (only): Ilhéu da Viúva Natural Reserve and ZEC• Ilhéu da Viúva (W16°51'50'', N32°48'25''), Madeira, Portugal
Sado Estuary Natural Reserve and Ramsar areaReserva Natural Estuário do Sado• Sado Estuary, 38°27'48''N, 8°43'29''W
Arrábida Natural Park and Marine Natural ReserveParque Natural da Arrábida• Between Praia da Foz (N of Cape Espichel) and Forte de Albarquel, W of Sado Estuary
Doñana National ParkParque Nacional de Doñana• Off Andalucia, SW Spain
1st Edition (only): Breña y Marismas de Barbate Natural Park1st Edition (only): Parque Natural de la Breña y Marismas de Barbate• off Andalucia, southwest Spain
1st Edition: Islas Cies and Complex Ons-Ogrove National Park
2nd Edition: Atlantic Islands National Park and OSPAR MPA
1st Edition: Parque Nacional Islas Cies y Complex Ons-Ogrove
2nd Edition: Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas
• Galicia, N Spain
1st Edition (only): Islas Cies and Complex Ons-Ogrove National Park1st Edition (only): Parque Nacional Islas Cies y Complex Ons-Ogrove• off Galicia, Spain
1st Edition (only): Islas Cies SAC1st Edition (only): Islas Cies SAC• off Galicia, Spain
1st Edition (only): Complex Ons-Ogrove SAC1st Edition (only): Complex Ons-Ogrove SAC• off Galicia, Spain
1st Edition (only): Unnamed SAC1st Edition (only): Unnamed SAC• Asturias, Spain
1st Edition (only): Unnamed SAC1st Edition (only): Unnamed SAC• Asturias, Spain
1st Edition (only): Unnamed SAC1st Edition (only): Unnamed SAC• Pais Vasco, Spain
1st Edition (only): Unnamed SAC1st Edition (only): Unnamed SAC• Pais Vasco, Spain
Moray Firth SACMoray Firth SAC• Inner Moray Firth, NE Scotland, North Sea; includes the Beauly/ Inverness Firths and the outer reaches of the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths
Cardigan Bay SACCardigan Bay SAC• Cardigan Bay, W Wales
Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau SACPen Llyn a`r Sarnau SAC• N Cardigan Bay, W Wales
Hebrides Marine Reserve and Cetacean Critical Habitat NetworkHebrides Marine Reserve and Cetacean Critical Habitat Network• Inner Hebrides, The Minches, Sea of the Hebrides, Sound of Barra, W Scotland
1st Edition (only): Atlantic Frontier MPA and World Heritage Site1st Edition (only): Atlantic Frontier MPA and World Heritage Site• located on Atlantic frontier continental shelf, northwest of Scotland, UK
St Kilda Archipelago SACSt Kilda Archipelago SAC• St Kilda, W of outer Hebrides, 57°49'00''N, 8°35'00''W, Scotland
Fehmarnbelt SACFehmarnbelt SAC• Strait between German island Fehmarn and Danish Lolland, 54°36'18
Kadetrinne SACKadetrinne SAC• Central Baltic Sea, German waters outside 12nm (22.2km), 54°29'17
1st Edition (only): Westliche Rönnebank SAC1st Edition (only): Westliche Rönnebank SAC• eastern Baltic Sea, in German waters outside 12 nm (22.2 km) limit, Germany
Pommersche Bucht mit Oderbank SACPommersche Bucht mit Oderbank SAC• Oderbank, E Baltic Sea, in German waters outside 12nm (22.2km), 54°21'21
Kurshskaya Kosa National ParkKurshskaya Kosa National Park• Kaliningrad, Russian SE Baltic
Pelican Cays Land and Sea ParkPelican Cays Land and Sea Park• Abaco with marine boundaries extending to the barrier island chain, 26°24'27
Exuma Cays Land and Sea ParkExuma Cays Land and Sea Park• Exuma Cays, 24°31'N, 76°39'W
1st Edition (only): Inagua National Park1st Edition (only): Inagua National Park• Great Inagua Island (21˚5'N, 73˚21'W), Bahamas
Abaco National ParkAbaco National Park• Abaco Island, 26°0'N, 77°15'W
Central Andros National Parks AreaCentral Andros National Parks Area• 3 locations in the Central Andros islands, 24°18'N, 77°52'W
1st Edition (only): Little Inagua National Park1st Edition (only): Little Inagua National Park• Little Inagua (21˚28'N, 72˚57'W), Bahamas
1st Edition (only): Moriah Harbour Cay National Park1st Edition (only): Moriah Harbour Cay National Park• Great Exuma (23°28'N, 75°39'W), Bahamas
Port Honduras Marine ReservePort Honduras Marine Reserve• N of Punta Gorda Town, 16°12'52"N, 88°36'22"W
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage SiteBelize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage Site• Extends 160mi (260km) from the border of México in the N to the Guatemalan border to the S
Swallow Cay Wildlife SanctuarySwallow Cay Wildlife Sanctuary• Drowned Cayes area, Belize
1st & 2nd Edition: Turneffe Atoll MPA and Biosphere Reserve
Post 2nd Edition: Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve
1st & 2nd Edition: Turneffe Atoll MPA and Biosphere Reserve
Post 2nd Edition: Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve
• Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Tortuguero National ParkParque Nacional Tortuguero• northeast Costa Rica
Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife RefugeRefugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo• located near Panamá border, Costa Rica
Caguanes Natural ParkCaguanes Parque Natural• North East Cuba
Cayos de Ana María Wildlife RefugeCayos de Ana María Refugio de Fauna• South Cuba
Delta del Cauto Wildlife RefugeDelta del Cauto Refugio de Fauna• South Cuba
Lanzanillo Pajonal Fragoso Wildlife RefugeLanzanillo Pajonal Fragoso Refugio de Fauna• North East Cuba
Las Picúas Wildlife RefugeLas Picúas Refugio de Fauna• North East Cuba
Río Máximo Wildlife RefugeRío Máximo Refugio de Fauna• North East Cuba
Buena Vista Biosphere ReserveBuena Vista Reserva de Biosfera• North East Cuba
Guanahacabibes Biosphere ReserveGuanahacabibes Reserva de Biosfera• North West Cuba
Jardines de la Reina Natural ParkJardines de la Reina Parque Natural• South Cuba
Ciénaga de Zapata Natural Park and Biosphere ReserveCiénaga de Zapata Parque Natural y Reserva de Biosfera• South West Cuba
Cayo Cantiles – Avalo – Rosario Natural ParkCayo Cantiles – Avalo – Rosario Parque Natural• South West Cuba
Los Caimanes Natural ParkLos Caimanes Parque Natural• North East Cuba
Cayo Coco Ecological ReserveCayo Coco Reserva Ecológica• North East Cuba
Cayo Largo Touristic Natural AreaCayo Largo Área Natural Turistica• South West Cuba
Cayo Levisa Touristic Natural AreaCayo Levisa Área Natural Turistica• North West Cuba
Bahía de Malagueta Wildlife RefugeBahía de Malagueta Refugio de Fauna• North East Cuba
Banco de Buena Esperanza Wildlife RefugeBanco de Buena Esperanza Refugio de Fauna• South Cuba
Cayo Cruz Wildlife RefugeCayo Cruz Refugio de Fauna• North East Cuba
Cayos Juan Ruiz, Cristóbal y Providencia Wildlife RefugeCayos Juan Ruiz, Cristóbal y Providencia Refugio de Fauna• South West Cuba
Soufrière/Scotts Head Marine ReserveSoufrière/Scotts Head Marine Reserve• Between Scotts Head Peninsula and Anse Bateaux, W coast of Dominica, E Caribbean
1st Edition: Marine Mammal Sanctuary of the Dominican Republic
2nd Edition: Marine Mammal Sanctuary of Silver and Navidad Banks
1st Edition: Santuario de Mamíferos Marinos de la República Dominicana
2nd Edition: Santuario de Mamíferos Marinos de Los Bancos de La Plata y La Navidad
• northeast of the Dominican Republic including Silver Bank, Navidad Bank and part of Samaná Bay: Includes the former MPA: Silver Bank Humpback Whale Sanctuary (Santuario de las Ballenas Jorobadas del Banco de La Plata)
East National ParkParque Nacional del Este• eastern Dominican Republic
1st Edition (only): Bayahibe Marine Sanctuary1st Edition (only): Santuario de Marino Bayahibe• near East National Park, Dominican Republic
1st Edition: Guadeloupe Sanctuary, or Sanctuary of the South Antilles
2nd Edition: Agoa, Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the French Antilles
1st Edition: Sanctuaire Caribéain du Sud Antilles
2nd Edition: Agoa, Sanctuaire pour les mammifères marines aux Antilles françaises
• Includes French Caribbean waters to the limits of the EEZ
1st Edition (only): St-Barthélemy MPA1st Edition (only): St-Barthélemy MPA• St-Barthélemy, Leeward Islands 4.6 sq mi (12 sq km) MPA to protect rich tropical reef ecology
1st Edition (only): Montego Bay Marine Park1st Edition (only): Montego Bay Marine Park• Montego Bay, northwest Jamaica
Mexican Whale RefugeMexican Whale Refuge• National waters of México in the Caribbean and Pacific (EEZ limit)
1st Edition: Miskito Coast Protected Area
2nd Edition: Cayos Miskitos and Franja Costera Marine Biological Reserve
1st Edition: Miskito Coast Protected Area
2nd Edition: Cayos Miskitos and Franja Costera Marine Biological Reserve
• Miskito Coast from Walpasiksa north to Old Cape at the Honduras border, Nicaragua
Soufrière Marine Management AreaSoufrière Marine Management Area• Soufrière Bay, 6mi (11km) strip, 0.5mi (1km) wide, from Anse Jambon in the N to Anse L’ivrogne in the S, SW coast of St Lucia
1st Edition (only): Princess Alexandra Marine National Park1st Edition (only): Princess Alexandra Marine National Park• located on the north side of Provo, Turks and Caicos Islands
Mouchoir Bank Marine SanctuaryMouchoir Bank Marine Sanctuary• Portion of the large shallow bank in TCI waters, SE of the Turks Islands; portion of waters is disputed with the Dominican Republic to the S
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Biosphere ReserveGray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Biosphere Reserve• 17 mi (27.4 km) east of Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
Southeastern Right Whale Critical HabitatSoutheastern Right Whale Critical Habitat• Marine waters from Cape Fear, North Carolina, southward to approximately 27 nm below Cape Canaveral, Florida
Florida Keys National Marine SanctuaryFlorida Keys National Marine Sanctuary• Florida Keys, southern tip of Florida, USA
Fort Clinch State Park Aquatic PreserveFort Clinch State Park Aquatic Preserve• N end of Amelia Island, Nassau County, NE Florida
Caño Guaritico Wildlife RefugeRefugio de Fauna Silvestre Caño Guaritico• Apure State, Orinoco River Basin, 7°50'22"N, 69°20'8"W
1st Edition (only): Venezuelan Cetacean Sanctuary1st Edition (only): Venezuelan Cetacean Sanctuary• located along the states of Anzoategui, Sucre, Nueva Esparta and several small islands which are federal dependences, Venezuela
Canary Islands Cetacean Marine SanctuarySanctuario Marino de las Ballenas – Islas Canarias• Waters around Canary Islands, all or portion of national waters to the limit of the EEZ of the Canary Islands
Chinijo Archipelago Natural ParkParque Natural del Archipiélago Chinijo• north Lanzarote
1st Edition: Natural Marine Park of the Whales and Franja Marina Teno Rasca SAC
2nd Edition: Franja Marina Teno-Rasca SAC
1st Edition: Parque Natural Marino de las Ballenas and Franja Marina Teno Rasca SAC
2nd Edition: Franja Marina Teno-Rasca SAC
• W Tenerife extending out about 8mi (5km) from shore, 28°16'N, 16°53'W
Franja Marina Santiago – Valle Gran Rey SACFranja Marina Santiago – Valle Gran Rey SAC• Off SW La Gomera, 28°2'N, 17°18'W
1st Edition (only): Sebadales de La Graciosa SAC1st Edition (only): Sebadales de La Graciosa SAC• north Lanzarote (29°13'N, 13°30'W)
Mar de las Calmas SACMar de las Calmas SAC• SW El Hierro, 27°38'2"N, 18°3'W
1st Edition (only): Sebadales de Corralejo SAC1st Edition (only): Sebadales de Corralejo SAC• northeast Fuerteventura (28°42'N, 13°49'W)
Área Marina de la Isleta SACÁrea Marina de la Isleta SAC• NE Gran Canaria, 28°10'N, 15°27'W
Franja Marina de Mogán SACFranja Marina de Mogán SAC• SW Gran Canaria, 27°45'N, 15°33'W
1st Edition (only): Bahía del Confital SAC1st Edition (only): Bahía del Confital SAC• northeast Gran Canaria (28°8'N, 15°27'W)
Sebadales de Playa del Inglés SACSebadales de Playa del Inglés SAC• SE Gran Canaria, 27°45'N, 15°33'W
Franja Marina de Fuencaliente SACFranja Marina de Fuencaliente SAC• S La Palma, 28°32'N, 17°53'W
Playa de Sotavento de Jandía SACPlaya de Sotavento de Jandía SAC• SE Fuerteventura, 28°9'N, 14°12'W, extending 1mi (2km) out to sea
Eastern Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (unnamed) MPAEastern Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (unnamed) MPA• E Fuerteventura and Lanzarote
1st Edition (only): Cape Verde Humpback Whale MPA1st Edition (only): Cape Verde Humpback Whale MPA• nearshore waters around Cape Verde Islands
Niumi National ParkNiumi National Park• occupies northwest Atlantic coast of The Gambia, on the North Bank of the Gambia River mouth
Tanjii River Bird ReserveKarinti Nature Reserve• southwest Atlantic coast of The Gambia
Kiang West National ParkKiang West National Park• located more than 50 mi (80 km) upriver, near Tendaba, The Gambia
Konkouré Estuary Ramsar WetlandDelta du Konkouré Ramsar Wetland• Konkoure Estuary (9°45'N, 13°41'W)
1st Edition: Banc d'Arguin National Park and Biosphere Reserve
2nd Edition: Banc d'Arguin National Park
Parc National du Banc d'Arguin• N Mauritania, S of Nouadhibou (Port Étienne)
Dakhla National ParkParc National de Dakhla• Dakhla Province
Delta du Saloum National Park and Siné-Saloum Biosphere ReserveParc National du Delta du Saloum• Siné-Saloum Delta, opposite N border of the Gambia and the open Atlantic
De Hoop MPADe Hoop MPA• E of Arniston 32mi (51km) along the coast to Cape Infanta, Western Cape
Robberg MPARobberg MPA• Located for 5.6mi (9km) along the Robberg Peninsula, 5mi (8km) S of Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
Dwesa-Cwebe MPADwesa-Cwebe MPA• Located along 10mi (16km) of coast extending 7mi (11km) out to sea, Eastern Cape
Tsitsikamma MPA (part of Garden Bay National Park)Tsitsikamma MPA (part of Garden Bay National Park)• located along 35.4 mi (57 km) east of Plettenberg Bay, spanning Western and Eastern Cape provinces. The marine reserve extends 3.4 mi (5.5 km) offshore all along the coast, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Sardinia Bay MPA1st Edition (only): Sardinia Bay MPA• located south of Port Elizabeth, along 4.3 mi (7 km) of shoreline, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1st Edition: Mkambati MPA
2nd Edition: Pondoland MPA
1st Edition: Mkambati MPA
2nd Edition: Pondoland MPA
• Between Port St Johns and Mtamvuna River, East Cape
Hluleka MPAHluleka MPA• Mnenu River on the 'Wild Coast', Eastern Cape, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Trafalgar MPA1st Edition (only): Trafalgar MPA• 7.5 mi (12 km) south of Ramsgate near the southern end of the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa
1st Edition: St Lucia MPA
2nd Edition: iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, includes St Lucia MPA and Maputaland MPA)
1st Edition: St Lucia MPA
2nd Edition: iSimangaliso Wetland Park (formerly Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, includes St Lucia MPA and Maputaland MPA)
• Extends from Cape Vidal N to Ponta da Ouro, KwaZulu-Natal; (may become a transboundary park with Mozambique)
1st Edition (only): Maputaland MPA1st Edition (only): Maputaland MPA• KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Helderberg MPA1st Edition (only): Helderberg MPA• located along 2.5 mi (4 km) of shore adjacent to Helderberg Coastal Reserve, northern False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Walker Bay Whale SanctuaryWalker Bay Whale Sanctuary• Walker Bay, off Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
1st Edition (only): West Coast National Park1st Edition (only): West Coast National Park• located along Western Cape, north of Cape Town, South Africa
Langebaan Lagoon MPALangebaan Lagoon MPA• Included in West Coast National Park, located along Western Cape, north of Cape Town, South Africa
Sixteen Mile Beach MPASixteen Mile Beach MPA• Included in West Coast National Park, located along Western Cape, north of Cape Town, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Marcus MPA1st Edition (only): Marcus MPA• Included in West Coast National Park, located along Western Cape, north of Cape Town, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Jutten MPA1st Edition (only): Jutten MPA• Included in West Coast National Park, located along Western Cape, north of Cape Town, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Malgas MPA1st Edition (only): Malgas MPA• Included in West Coast National Park, located along Western Cape, north of Cape Town, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Cape Peninsula MPA 1st Edition (only): Cape Peninsula MPA • adjacent to Cape Peninsula National Park, False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Castle Rock MPA1st Edition (only): Castle Rock MPA• It is included in 8.40 Cape Peninsula MPA, (proposed and in process) and adjacent to Cape Peninsula National Park, False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Betty's Bay MPA1st Edition (only): Betty's Bay MPA• proposed for expansion as part of (8.43) Kogelberg MPA/Biosphere Reserve, lying east of False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Goukamma MPAGoukamma MPA• along 8.7 mi (14 km) of the coast in the heart of the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa
St Helena Biosphere ReserveSt Helena Biosphere Reserve• 1200 mi (1920 km) from the southwest coast of Africa in the St Helena and Ascension Islands
1st edition: Tristan da Cunha Cetacean Sanctuary
2nd Edition: See 9.B
1st edition: Tristan da Cunha Cetacean Sanctuary
2nd Edition: See 9.B
• located 1240 mi (2000 km) south of St Helena, South Atlantic, includes islands of Tristan, Inaccessible and Nightingale in one group and Gough Island, which is 250 mi (400 km) to the southeast
1st Edition: Inaccessible Island Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 9.67
1st Edition: Inaccessible Island Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 9.67
• 25 mi (40 km) southwest of Tristan da Cunha Island in the South Atlantic. Part of St Helena and Ascension Islands
1st Edition: Gough Island Wildlife Reserve
2nd Edition: See 9.66
1st Edition: Gough Island Wildlife Reserve
2nd Edition: See 9.66
• located 250 mi (400 km) southeast of the main group of Tristan, Inaccessible and Nightingale. Located in St Helena and Ascension Islands
1st Edition (only): Bahía Anegada Nature Reserve1st Edition (only): Reserva Natural Bahía Anegada• located at 40°21'S, 62°23'W: includes Jabalí, Gamma and Flamengo islands as well as Bahía Union and Bahía San Blas, Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Golfo San José Provincial Marine ParkParque Marino Provincial Golfo San José• San José Gulf, Chubut province, Argentina
Punta Loma Faunal ReserveReserva Faunística Provincial Punta Loma• Punta Loma (42°49'S, 64°53'W), Golfo Nuevo, Chubut province, Argentina
Punta Norte Provincial Faunal ReserveReserva Faunística Provincial Punta Norte• Punta Norte (42°05'S 63°46'W) Chubut province, Argentina
Punta Pirámide Faunal ReserveReserva Faunística Provincial Punta Pirámide• Golfo Nuevo, Chubut province, Argentina
Península Valdés Nature ReserveReserva Natural Península Valdés• Península Valdés, Golfo Nuevo, Golfo San José, Chubut Province, 42°05'–42°53'S, 63°35'–65°04'W
Bahía San Antonio Hemispheric ReserveReserva Hemisferica Bahía San Antonio• San Antonio Bay, San Matías Gulf, Río Negro Province, 40°46'S, 65°02'W
1st Edition (only): Bahía Laura Provincial Nature Reserve1st Edition (only): Reserva Natural Provincial Bahía Laura• Bahía Laura (48°21'S, 66°27'W), along 6 mi (9 km) of coast between Cabo Guardián and Punta Mercedes, Santa Cruz province, Argentina
1st Edition (only): Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve1st Edition (only): Reserva Natural Intangible Cabo Blanco• Cabo Blanco (47°12'S, 65°45'W), Santa Cruz province, Argentina
1st Edition (only): Monte Loayza Nature Reserve1st Edition (only): Reserva Natural Monte Loayza• Monte Loayza (47°49'S, 66°51'W), south of Golfo San Jorge, 75 mi (120 km) northwest of Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz province, Argentina
1st Edition: Península San Julián and Bahía de San Julián Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: Península San Julián Provincial Reserve
1st Edition: Reserva Natural Península San Julián y Bahía de San Julián
2nd Edition: Reserva Provincial Península San Julián
• San Julián Peninsula, 49°19'S, 67°36'W, Santa Cruz Province
1st Edition: Complejo Bahía Oso Marino Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: Penguin Island Marine Interjurisdictional Park
Post 2nd Edition: Penguin Island Coastal Marine Park
1st Edition: Reserva Natural Complejo Bahía Oso Marino
2nd Edition: Parque Interjurisdiccional Marino de Isla Pingüino
Post 2nd Edition: Isla Pingüino Parque Marino Costero
• Isla Pingüino and 80mi (130km) coast between Chaffers Island and Bahía Laura, Santa Cruz Province, 47°53'S, 65°49'W
Ría Deseado Nature Provincial ReserveReserva Natural Provincial Ría Deseado• Ría Deseado Estuary, 47°49'S, 66°16'W
Costa Atlántica de Tierra del Fuego ReserveReserva Costa Atlántica Tierra del Fuego• Atlantic coast, Tierra del Fuego: San Sebastian Bay, Rio Grande Estuary, Península Mitre, part of Beagle Channel (plus islands of Bahía Ushuaia and Puerto Harberton area), 54°33'S, 66°13'W
1st Edition (only): Tierra del Fuego National Park and National Strict Reserve1st Edition (only): Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego y Reserva Nacional• Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego province, Argentina
1st Edition: Isla Monte León Provincial Reserve
2nd Edition: Monte León National Park
1st Edition: Reserva Provincial Isla Monte León
2nd Edition: Parque Nacional Monte León
• Monte León, 50°34'S, 68°55'W, Santa Cruz Province
Cabo Vírgenes Nature ReserveReserva Natural Cabo Vírgenes• Cabo Vírgenes, 52°22'S, 68°23'W, western Magellan Strait, Santa Cruz Province
Cabo Orange National ParkParque Nacional do Cabo Orange• Cabo Orange, Amapa State, northern tip of Brazil
Piratuba Lake Biological ReserveReserva Biológica do Lago Piratuba• Amapa State, 01°10'–01°50'N, 49°34'–50°34'W
Mamirauá Sustainable Development ReserveReserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá• Near Tefé, within Solimões and Japurá river confluence, Amazonas State, 2°22'28''S, 65°53'38''W
Amanã Sustainable Development ReserveReserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Amanã• Between Rio Negro and Japurá and Solimões rivers, Amazonas State, 2°14'36''S, 64°11'50''W
Atol das Rocas Biological ReserveReserva Biológica de Atol das Rocas• 166 mi (267 km) east of Natal, 91 mi (148 km) west of Fernando de Noronha, Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil
Fernando de Noronha National Marine ParkParque Nacional Marinho de Fernando de Noronha• Offshore archipelago 224mi (360km) from Natal, 3°54'S, 32°25'W, Pernambuco State
Abrolhos National Marine ParkParque Nacional Marinho dos Abrolhos• 36 mi (58 km) offshore from southern Bahia State, Brazil
Shelf of the Northern Coast Environmental Protected AreaÁrea de Proteção Ambiental da Plataforma Continental do Litoral Norte• northern Bahia State near Forte Beach, from the coast to 1,640 ft (500 m) depths, off Bahia State, Brazil
Arraial do Cabo Sustainable ReserveReserva Extrativista Marinha de Arraial do Cabo• Arraial do Cabo, Rio de Janeiro State
Laje de Santos Marine State ParkParque Estadual Marinho da Laje de Santos• 25mi (40km) offshore around a rock (named ‘Laje’) at 24°19'S, 46°11'W in São Paulo State, SE Brazil
1st Edition (only): Tupiniquins Ecological Station1st Edition (only): Estação Ecológica dos Tupiniquins• São Paulo State, Brazil
1st Edition (only): Tupinambás Ecological Station1st Edition (only): Estação Ecológica Tupinambás• São Paulo State, Brazil
Ilhabela State ParkParque Estadual da Ilhabela• Near Ilhabela, São Sebastião Island, São Paulo State
Ilha Anchieta State ParkParque Estadual da Ilha Anchieta• Ilha Anchieta, São Paulo State
Anhatomirim Environmental Protection AreaÀrea de Proteção Ambiental Anhatomirim• North Bay of Santa Catarina Island (27°30'S, 48°31'W), Santa Catarina State, S Brazil
Right Whale Environmental Protection AreaÀrea de Proteção Ambiental da Baleia Franca• Between Santa Catarina Island, 81mi (130km) S to the Cape of Santa Marta and Rincão Beach, off S central Santa Catarina State
Marine Tucuxi Environmental Protection Area of Paraty BayÀrea de Proteção Ambiental da Botos-cinza do Baía de Paraty• N Paraty Bay (Baía de Paraty), Rio de Janeiro State, 23°56'S, 44°19'W
Falkland Islands Marine Mammal SanctuaryIslas Malvinas Marine Mammal Sanctuary• Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas EEZ, SW Atlantic
Punta Ballena – Bahía de Maldonado – José Ignacio Marine Protected AreaPunta Ballena – Bahía de Maldonado – José Ignacio Marine Protected Area• Along 31mi (50km) of Maldonado dept, Uruguay
Cabo Santa María – La Pedrera MPACabo Santa María – La Pedrera MPA• Cabo Santa María, La Pedrera, Rocha dept
1st Edition: Cabo Polonio - Punta del Diablo MPA
2nd Edition: Cabo Polonio MPA
1st Edition: Cabo Polonio - Punta del Diablo MPA
2nd Edition: Cabo Polonio MPA
• Cabo Polonio, Rocha dept, extending to 3mi (5km) offshore
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• South Atlantic Ocean - South Georgia lies approximately 863 mi (1390 km) east-south-east of the Falkland Islands. South Sandwich Islands are a further 397 mi (640 km) south-east of South Georgia
Sundarbans National Park, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserve, Ramsar Wetland and World Heritage SiteSundarbans National Park, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserve, Ramsar Wetland and World Heritage Site• A complex of 8 terrestrial area designations centred on the Sundarbans mangrove forest (includes rivers of SW Bangladesh and eastern India, SE of Calcutta)
Sangu RiverSangu River• Lower Sangu River, SE Bangladesh
National Chambal SanctuaryNational Chambal Sanctuary• Chambal River, flowing through the states of Rajastan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, a stretch of 258mi (415km)
Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin SanctuaryVikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary• Middle Ganges River, Bhagalpur District, Bihar
Gulf of Mannar Marine International ParkGulf of Mannar Marine International Park• Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, waters between SE India and NW Sri Lanka
1st Edition: Eidhigali Kulhi and Koattey Protected Area
2nd Edition: Hithadhoo Protected Area
1st Edition: Eidhigali Kulhi and Koattey Protected Area
2nd Edition: Hithadhoo Protected Area
• Addu Atoll, at N end of Hithadhoo Island
Lampi Island Marine National ParkLampi Island Marine National Park• Lampi Island and adjacent areas of Mergui Archipelago
Royal Bardia National ParkRoyal Bardia National Park• Karnali Basin, Nepal
1st Edition (only): Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar Marine International Park1st Edition (only): Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar Marine International Park• Palk Bay, northwest Sri Lanka
Daymaniyat Islands National Nature ReserveDaymaniyat Islands National Nature Reserve• Off Batinah Coast between Seeb and Barka, Gulf of Oman
Bar al Hikman MPABar al Hikman MPA• Masirah Channel and S Arabian Sea
Masirah Island MPAMasirah Island MPA• Masirah Island, Arabian Sea
Indus River Dolphin Reserve, or Sind Dolphin ReserveIndus River Dolphin Reserve, or Sind Dolphin Reserve• 106mi (170km) stretch of Indus River between Sukkur and Guddu barrages, Sind
East Buleleng MPA (Tejakula) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]East Buleleng MPA (Tejakula) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 8°4'36"S 115°16'E
Badung MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Badung MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 8°44'34"S 115°11'4"E
Mohéli Marine ParkParc Marin de Mohéli Comoros• south Comoros island, also called Mwali
Malindi-Watamu Marine National ReserveMalindi-Watamu Marine National Reserve• Kilifi District, Kenya's N coast
1st Edition (only): Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve1st Edition (only): Watamu Marine National Park and Reserve• located inside Malindi Marine National Reserve, Kilifi district, Kenya's north coast
Mombasa Marine National Park and ReserveMombasa Marine National Park and Reserve• Mombasa district, Kenya
Diani-Chale Marine National ReserveDiani-Chale Marine National Reserve• Kwale district, Kenya
Kisite Marine National Park and Mpunguti ReserveKisite Marine National Park and Mpunguti Reserve• Kwale district, south Kenya coast
Kiunga Marine National ReserveKiunga Marine National Reserve• Lamu district, Kenya
1st Edition: Manannara North Biosphere Reserve, includes four small island MPAs in the Antafana Islands Marine Park
2nd Edition: Mananara-Nord National Park, (includes four small island MPAs in the Antafana Islands Marine Park)
1st Edition: Manannara North Biosphere Reserve, includes four small island MPAs in the Antafana Islands Marine Park
2nd Edition: Mananara-Nord National Park, (includes four small island MPAs in the Antafana Islands Marine Park)
• Antafana Islands, NE Madagascar
Masoala National Park, including Itampolo, Masoala and Tanjona ReservesMasoala National Park, including Itampolo, Masoala and Tanjona Reserves• Masoala Peninsula, NE Madagascar
Baie d'Antongil – Saint Marie Island Humpback Whale SanctuarySanctuaire des Megapteres de la Baie d'Antongil –Île Sainte-Marie• Masoala Peninsula, NE Madagascar
1st Edition (only): Toliara-Nosy Ve Candidate World Heritage Site1st Edition (only): Toliara-Nosy Ve Candidate World Heritage Site• southwest coast, Madagascar, including Toliara Barrier Reef and the island of Nosy Ve
Passe en S Reserve (Strict Fishing Reserve)Réserve de la Passe en S• Mayotte
1st Edition: Saziley Reserve
2nd Edition: Saziley Marine Park
1st Edition: Réserve de Saziley
2nd Edition: Parc marin de Saziley
• 12°58'1''S, 45°12'E
Bazaruto Archipelago National ParkParque Nacional do Arquipélago do Bazaruto• Bazaruto Archipelago (5 islands) is about 20mi (30km) off the coast between the towns of Vilanculo and Inhassoro
1st Edition: Maputo Bay-Inhaca Island Machangalo Candidate World Heritage Site
2nd Edition: Ponta do Ouro-Inhaca Island Coastal Partial Reserve
1st Edition: Maputo Bay-Inhaca Island Machangalo Candidate World Heritage Site
2nd Edition: Ponta do Ouro-Inhaca Island Coastal Partial Reserve
• 3mi (5km) strip offshore between Ponta do Ouro (South African border) and Inhaca Island, including E Maputo Bay
1st Edition: Zambezi River Delta Candidate World Heritage Site
2nd Editon: Marromeu Complex Ramsar Wetland
1st Edition: Zambezi River Delta Candidate World Heritage Site
2nd Editon: Marromeu Complex Ramsar Wetland
• Zambezi River Delta, 18°35'S, 35°56'E
1st Edition: Réunion Marine Park
2nd Edition: Marine de la Réunion National Nature Reserve
1st Edition: Parc Marin de La Réunion
2nd Edtion: Réserve naturelle nationale Marine de La Réunion
• La Réunion
Seychelles Marine Mammal SanctuarySeychelles Marine Mammal Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Menai Bay Conservation Area (MBCA)Menai Bay Conservation Area (MBCA)• Menai Bay, SW of Unguja Island, Zanzibar
1st Edition (only): Misali Island Conservation Area1st Edition (only): Misali Island Conservation Area• 6 mi (10 km) off the west coast of Pemba Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine ParkMnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park• Mtwara at far S end of the Tanzanian coast on the border of Mozambique
Mafia Island Marine ParkMafia Island Marine Park• about 75 mi (120 km) southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Mbudya Marine Reserve1st Edition (only): Mbudya Marine Reserve• part of the Dar-es-Salaam Marine Reserves System, northern Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Bongoyo Marine Reserve1st Edition (only): Bongoyo Marine Reserve• part of the Dar-es-Salaam Marine Reserves System, northern Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Pangavini Marine Reserve1st Edition (only): Pangavini Marine Reserve• part of the Dar-es-Salaam Marine Reserves System, northern Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Fungu Yasini Marine Reserve1st Edition (only): Fungu Yasini Marine Reserve• part of the Dar-es-Salaam Marine Reserves System, northern Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Maziwi Marine Reserve1st Edition (only): Maziwi Marine Reserve• Tanga, northern Tanzania
Mnemba Island and Chwaka Bay Marine Conservation AreasMnemba Island and Chwaka Bay Marine Conservation Areas• Off the NE coast of Unguja island, Zanzibar
1st Edition (only): Chumbe Marine Sanctuary1st Edition (only): Chumbe Marine Sanctuary• southwest of Zanzibar town, Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Mkwaja Saadani National Park1st Edition (only): Mkwaja Saadani National Park• 31 mi (50 km) north of Bagamoyo town, Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Pangani MPA1st Edition (only): Pangani MPA• Pangani, northern Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Tanga Coral Gardens Marine Reserve and Marine Conservation Area1st Edition (only): Tanga Coral Gardens Marine Reserve and Marine Conservation Area• all located in Tanga, northern Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Kipumbwi Marine Conservation Area1st Edition (only): Kipumbwi Marine Conservation Area• all located in Tanga, northern Tanzania
1st Edition (only): Kigombe Marine Conservation Area1st Edition (only): Kigombe Marine Conservation Area• all located in Tanga, northern Tanzania
Central Buleleng MPA (Lovina) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Central Buleleng MPA (Lovina) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 8°10'33''S 114°57'43"E
Spratly Islands Marine Sanctuary Spratly Islands Marine Sanctuary • S China Sea, currently high seas but could become national or transboundary waters
1st Edition: Mekong River Ramsar Site
2nd Edition: Mekong River Conservation Zones
1st Edition: Mekong River Ramsar Site
2nd Edition: Mekong River Conservation Zones
• Mekong River, 9 deep pool areas between Kratie and the Lao PDR–Cambodia border
Indonesian Marine Mammal Management Area (IM3A) (formerly called Indonesian Whale Sanctuary)Indonesian Marine Mammal Management Area (IM3A) (formerly called Indonesian Whale Sanctuary)• District, provincial and national waters (EEZ limit) surrounding some 17,500 islands
Bunaken National Marine ParkBunaken National Marine Park• off Manado in Minahasa Province, on N Sulawesi
Wakatobi Marine National ParkWakatobi Marine National Park• SE Sulawesi in the Tukang Besi islands
Cendrawasih Bay Marine National ParkTaman Nasional Laut Teluk Cenderawasih• SW quarter of Cendrawasih Bay, West Papua
Komodo National Park, Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage SiteTaman Nasional Komodo• E Nusa Tenggara island chain, W Flores island
Uruguay Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]República Oriental del Uruguay Sanctuario de Ballenas y Delfines [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• National waters (EEZ limit)
1st Edition (only): Semayang Lake National Park1st Edition (only): Semayang Lake National Park• Semayang Lake on east Kalimantan Island, Indonesia
1st Edition: Alor-Solor MPA
2nd Edition: Alor MPA
1st Edition: Alor-Solor MPA
2nd Edition: Alor MPA
• Savu and Flores sea surrounding Pantar and W Alor islands, E end of Lesser Sunda Islands in the Nusa Tenggara Timur
1st Edition (only): Bandanaira1st Edition (only): Bandanaira• located in the Moluccas, Indonesia
1st Edition (only): Gunungapi1st Edition (only): Gunungapi• located in the Moluccas, Indonesia
1st Edition (only): Lucipara1st Edition (only): Lucipara• in the Banda Seas, Moluccas, Indonesia
1st Edition (only): Pulau Manuk1st Edition (only): Pulau Manuk• in the Banda Seas, Moluccas, Indonesia
1st Edition (only): Sangihe Talaud1st Edition (only): Sangihe Talaud• north of Sulawesi, Indonesia
1st Edition (only): Taka bone Rate1st Edition (only): Taka bone Rate• south of Sulawesi, Indonesia
1st Edition (only): Pulau Kakabia1st Edition (only): Pulau Kakabia• south of Sulawesi, Indonesia
1st Edition (only): Kepulauan Asia1st Edition (only): Kepulauan Asia• north of West Papua, Indonesia
1st Edition (only): Pulau Mapia1st Edition (only): Pulau Mapia• north of West Papua, Indonesia
Bali-Lombok StraitBali-Lombok Strait• Bali-Lombok Strait
Community Fisheries Conservation Zones (FCZs) of Muang-Khong DistrictCommunity Fisheries Conservation Zones (FCZs) of Muang-Khong District• Mekong River, Khong District, Champasack Province (next to Stung Treng Province, Cambodia), Lao PDR
Johor Marine ParkJohor Marine Park• NE coast Johor, 8nm–35nm (15km–65km) from Mersing, covers 13 islands spread over 31mi (50km) in the S China Sea off peninsular Malaysia
1st Edition (only): Langkawi Island Marine Park1st Edition (only): Langkawi Island Marine Park• peninsular Malaysia
1st Edition (only): Labuan Island Marine Park1st Edition (only): Labuan Island Marine Park• Sabah, East Malaysia
1st Edition: North Borneo Marine Park
2nd Edition: Tun Mustapha Marine Park
1st Edition: North Borneo Marine Park
2nd Edition: Tun Mustapha Marine Park
• Kudat, N Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
1st Edition (only): Lawas Marine Park1st Edition (only): Lawas Marine Park• Sarawak, Malaysia
Malampaya Sound Protected Land and SeascapeMalampaya Sound Protected Land and Seascape• Malampaya Sound, NW Palawan
Tañon Strait Protected SeascapeTañon Strait Protected Seascape• Tañon Strait, between the islands of Negros and Cebu, shared by the provinces of Cebu, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, Central Visayas
Pamilacan Island Marine Mammal SanctuaryPamilacan Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary• Pamilacan Island, 9mi (15km) offshore of the island of Bohol within the town of Baclayon
Tubbataha Reef Natural ParkTubbataha Reef Natural Park• Tubbataha Reefs, central Sulu Sea
1st Edition: Batanes Islands Protected Land and Seascape
2nd Edition: See 16.36
1st Edition: Batanes Islands Protected Land and Seascape
2nd Edition: See 16.36
• northernmost Philippines, Luzon Strait, 112 mi (180 km) southeast of Taiwan
1st Edition: Calayan Island Protected Area
2nd Edition: Babuyan Islands Key Biodiversity Area (KBA)
1st Edition: Calayan Island Protected Area
2nd Edition: Babuyan Islands Key Biodiversity Area (KBA)
• Babuyan Islands, S Luzon Strait, N Philippines
Northern Sierra Madre Natural ParkNorthern Sierra Madre Natural Park• NE Luzon, SE portion of Babuyan Channel
Turtle Islands Wildlife SanctuaryTurtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary• Extreme SW of Philippines and Sulu Sea, Tawi-Tawi, 19mi (30km) NW of Sandakan, Sabah
Siargao Island Protected Land and SeascapeSiargao Island Protected Land and Seascape• Siargao Island, off NE Mindanao
Apo Reef Natural ParkApo Reef Natural Park• Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro
Nha Trang Bay (Hon Mun) MPANha Trang Bay (Hon Mun) MPA• E of the city of Nha Trang, S central Vietnam
American Samoa Whale and Turtle SanctuaryAmerican Samoa Whale and Turtle Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
1st & 2nd Edition: Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Post 2nd Edition: National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
1st & 2nd Edition: Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Post 2nd Edition: National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
• 1st & 2nd Edition: Located in a fringing tropical coral reef nestled within an eroded volcanic crater at Fagatele Bay
• Post 2nd Edition: six areas of nearshore coral reef and offshore open ocean waters across the Samoan Archipelago
National Park of American SamoaNational Park of American Samoa• American Samoa
1st Edition: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
2nd Edition: Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
1st Edition: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
2nd Edition: Rose Atoll Marine National Monument
• 50nm around Rose Atoll in American Samoa
Cook Islands Whale SanctuaryCook Islands Whale Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
National Marine Parks of Rapa NuiParques Submarinos de Rapa Nui• Coral Nui Nui and Motu Tautara both on W coast; Hanga Oteo along NE coast
Fiji Whale SanctuaryFiji Whale Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
French Polynesia Marine Mammal SanctuaryFrench Polynesia Marine Mammal Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine SanctuaryHawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary• Located around the Hawaiian Islands centred on area between Maui, Molokai and Lanai
New Caledonia Whale SanctuaryNew Caledonia Whale Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Niue Whale SanctuaryNiue Whale Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
1st Edition (only): Midway National Wildlife Refuge1st Edition (only): Midway National Wildlife Refuge• located at Midway Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
1st Edition: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (and proposed national marine sanctuary)
2nd Edition: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
1st Edition: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (and proposed national marine sanctuary)
2nd Edition: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
• Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
Rock Islands Conservation AreaRock Islands Conservation Area• Rock Islands, Palau
Mexican Whale RefugeMexican Whale Refuge• National waters of México in the Caribbean and Pacific (EEZ limit)
Ngeremenduu Bay Conservation AreaNgeremenduu Bay Conservation Area• Ngeremendu Bay, Palau
Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife RefugePalmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge• 1052mi (1693km) SW of Honolulu, Hawaii in the tropical Pacific
Papua New Guinea Whale SanctuaryPapua New Guinea Whale Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
1st Edition: Milne Bay MPA
2nd Edition: Milne Bay Community-Based Coastal and Marine Conservation Program (Marine Park)
1st Edition: Milne Bay MPA
2nd Edition: Milne Bay Community-Based Coastal and Marine Conservation Program (Marine Park)
• Milne Bay, E Papua New Guinea
Samoa Whale, Turtle and Shark SanctuarySamoa Whale, Turtle and Shark Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Tongan Whale SanctuaryTongan Whale Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Aleipata MPAAleipata MPA• From Tiavea S to Lalomanu, including 11 villages and offshore islands; seaward boundary is 1nm (2km) off the reef slope
Safata MPASafata MPA• Located from Mulivai in the E, W to Saanapu, including 9 villages; seaward boundary is 1nm (2km) off the reef slope
1st Edition (only): Marovo Lagoon World Heritage Area1st Edition (only): Marovo Lagoon World Heritage Area• located in North New Georgia in the western part of the Solomon Islands
Arnavon Islands Marine Conservation Area
Post 2nd Edition: Arnavon Community Marine Park
Arnavon Islands Marine Conservation Area
Post 2nd Edition: Arnavon Community Marine Park
• Between Santa Isabel and Chioseul islands, 7°27'S, 158°E, in the Manning Straits
1st Edition (only): Tongan Whale Sanctuary
2nd Edition: See 14.L
1st Edition (only): Tongan Whale Sanctuary
2nd Edition: See 14.L
• Tonga national waters, to the limits of its EEZ
Ha'apai Marine Conservation AreaHa'apai Marine Conservation Area• 19°35' – 20°30'S, 174°15'– 175°06'W, Tongan waters
Funafuti Marine Conservation AreaFunafuti Marine Conservation Area• Located in the SW Pacific in the former Ellice Islands
Vanuatu Marine Mammal SanctuaryVanuatu Marine Mammal Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
1st Edition (only): Orca Pass International Marine Stewardship Area1st Edition (only): Orca Pass International Marine Stewardship Area• portions of Georgia, Haro and Juan de Fuca straits and Puget Sound, off southeastern Vancouver Island in Canadian and US waters
Robson Bight/Michael Bigg Ecological ReserveRobson Bight/Michael Bigg Ecological Reserve• Robson Bight, NE Vancouver Island
Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area ReserveGwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve• South Moresby, S Queen Charlotte Islands, W of northern British Columbia mainland
Race Rocks Candidate 'Marine Protected Area'Race Rocks Candidate 'Marine Protected Area'• Race Rocks, S tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Pacific Rim National Park ReservePacific Rim National Park Reserve• Coastal and nearshore waters of SW Vancouver Island
Southern Strait of Georgia National Marine Conservation Area ReserveSouthern Strait of Georgia National Marine Conservation Area Reserve• S Strait of Georgia and Haro Strait, between SE Vancouver Island, the S Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands, Washington State
Scott Islands Marine Wildlife AreaScott Islands Marine Wildlife Area• Marine waters extending westward from 6 to 29mi (10 to 46km) offshore from the NW tip of Vancouver Island, including the Scott Islands
Bowie Seamount 'Marine Protected Area'Sgaan Kinghlas 'Marine Protected Area'• 112mi (180km) W of the Queen Charlotte Islands
1st Edition (only): Gabriola Passage Candidate 'Marine Protected Area' 1st Edition (only): Gabriola Passage Candidate 'Marine Protected Area' • passage along Gabriola, Valdes and Breakwater islands and the Flat Top Island Group, Canada
Clayoquot Sound Biosphere ReserveClayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve• Clayoquot Sound, from Esowista Peninsula in the S to just N of Estevan Point, W coast Vancouver Island
1st Edition (only): Mexican Whale Refuge
2nd Edition: See 15.B
1st Edition (only): Mexican Whale Refuge
2nd Edition: See 15.B
• national waters of México in Marine Regions 7 and 15, to the limits of its EEZ
El Vizcaíno Biosphere ReserveReserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno• Pacific coast, Baja California Sur; includes the lagoons of Ojo de Liebre, San Ignacio and Guerrero Negro
Revillagigedo Archipelago National Biosphere ReserveReserva de la Biosfera Archipiélago de Revillagigedo• Located 240mi (386km) south of Cabo San Lucas, BCS, 19°31'–18°12'N, 114°57'–110°37'W
Islas Marías National Biosphere ReserveReserva de la Biosfera Islas Marías• Located 82mi (132km) from San Blas, Nayarit State
Loreto Bay National ParkParque Nacional Bahía de Loreto• Loreto municipality, Gulf of California, middle of Baja California Sur, 25°35'–26°08'N, 111°15'–111°22'W
Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta National Biosphere ReserveReserva de la Biosfera Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado• N Gulf of California, México, and in the Colorado River Delta wetlands
1st Edition (only): Bahía Magdalena National Gray Whale Refuge1st Edition (only): Bahía Magdalena National Gray Whale Refuge• Magdalena Bay, Pacific coast, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Monterey Bay National Marine SanctuaryMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary• Situated along 300mi (483km) of N central California coast adjoining Gulf of the Farallones NMS
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Post 2nd Edition: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Post 2nd Edition: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
• W of San Francisco adjoining Monterey Bay NMS
Cordell Bank National Marine SanctuaryCordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary• 60mi (97km) NW of San Francisco
Channel Islands National Marine SanctuaryChannel Islands National Marine Sanctuary• 25mi (40km) off Santa Barbara
Olympic Coast National Marine SanctuaryOlympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary• Situated along Washington's outer coast from Cape Flattery to the mouth of the Copalis River, averaging about 35mi (56km) seaward
Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveGlacier Bay National Park and Preserve• Glacier Bay, Alaska
1st Edition: Southeastern Bering Sea Right Whale Critical Habitat
2nd Edition: See 2.44
1st Edition: Southeastern Bering Sea Right Whale Critical Habitat
2nd Edition: See 2.44
• 200 nm (370 km) north of Unimak Pass, eastern Aleutian Islands, southeastern Bering Sea, Alaska, USA
San Juan Islands National Wildlife RefugeSan Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge• San Juan Islands including land, nearshore and intertidal (200m seaward) but proposed to be extended out to sea
1st Edition (only): Northwest Straits 'management area' 1st Edition (only): Northwest Straits 'management area' • located in Puget Sound-Juan de Fuca Straits, northern Washington State waters, USA
Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine ParkSha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park• W Hong Kong waters
1st Edition: Xiamen Marine National Park and Conservation Areas
2nd Edition: Xiamen National Natural Reserve Area for Rare Marine Species
1st Edition: Xiamen Marine National Park and Conservation Areas
2nd Edition: Xiamen National Natural Reserve Area for Rare Marine Species
• Xiamen, Fujian Province
1st Edition: Baiji Natural Reserve (and the Shishou and Tong Ling semi-natural reserves)
2nd Edition: Shishou Tian-e-Zhou Baiji National Natural Reserve
1st Edition: Baiji Natural Reserve (and the Shishou and Tong Ling semi-natural reserves)
2nd Edition: Shishou Tian-e-Zhou Baiji National Natural Reserve
• Shishou City, Hubei Province
1st Edition: Zhujiang (Pearl River) Delta Ecosystem Protected Area
2nd Edition: Pearl River Estuary Chinese White Dolphin National Nature Reserve
1st Edition: Zhujiang (Pearl River) Delta Ecosystem Protected Area
2nd Edition: Pearl River Estuary Chinese White Dolphin National Nature Reserve
• 1st Edition: Pearl River delta and adjacent waters (would include some smaller, mainly land-based protected areas as well as the Lung Kwu Chau and Sha Chau Marine Park, China
• 2nd Edition: Lingding Bay, Guangdong Province
Seto-naikai National ParkSeto-naikai National Park• Seto Inland Sea, between the islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu
Finless Porpoise Gathering Area National Natural MonumentSunameri Kujira Kaiyu [Gun-ei] Suimen National Nature Monument• Waters surrounding Shironhana Rock, at S tip of Awa-jima, near the city of Takehara, Hiroshima prefecture, in the Seto-naikai (Seto Inland Sea)
1st Edition (only): Botchinskiy Nature Reserve1st Edition (only): Botchinskiy Zapovednik• 170 mi (275 km) east of Khabaraovsk, Khabarovskiy, on the Sea of Japan, Russia
1st Edition: Komandor Islands Biosphere Reserve (and Zapovednik)
2nd Edition: See 2.33
1st Edition: Komandor Islands Biosphere Reserve (and Zapovednik)
2nd Edition: See 2.33
• around Komandorskiy (Commander) Islands, 30 mi (50 km) east of central Kamchatka peninsula, Russia
1st Edition: Nalychevo Nature Park and Marine Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 2.34
1st Edition: Nalychevo Nature Park and Marine Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 2.34
• Nalychevo, north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, southeastern Kamchatka, from the mouth of the Nalycheva River to the Vakhil River, Russia
Far Eastern Marine Nature ReserveFar Eastern Marine Nature Reserve• 37mi (60km) S of Vladivostok, Primorskiy Krai, Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan/East Sea
1st Edition: Dzhugdzhurskiy Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 2.35
1st Edition: Dzhugdzhurskiy Zapovednik
2nd Edition: See 2.35
• Khabarovskiy, on the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia
1st Edition: Koryakskiy Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 2.36
1st Edition: Koryakskiy Zapovednik
2nd Edition: See 2.36
• Koryakskiy, northeastern Kamchatka peninsula, Russia
1st Edition: Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve (and Zapovednik)
2nd Edition: See 2.37
1st Edition: Kronotskiy Biosphere Reserve (and Zapovednik)
2nd Edition: See 2.37
• southern border is 62 mi (100 km) north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kronotskiy Zaliv, in eastern central Kamchatka, Russia
1st edition: South Kamchatka Sanctuary
2nd edition: See 2.38
1st edition: South Kamchatka Sanctuary
2nd edition: See 2.38
• southern tip of Kamchatka peninsula, Russia
Kurilskiy Nature ReserveKurilskiy Zapovednik• N and S parts of Kunashir Island, plus Demina and Oskolki islands, S Kuril Islands (N of Japan)
Maliy Kurils Wildlife RefugeMaliy Kurils Zakaznik• The Little Kurils, Kuril Islands (N of Japan)
1st Edition (only): Lazovskiy Nature Reserve1st Edition (only): Lazovskiy Zapovednik• Primorskiy Krai, Sea of Japan, Russia
Sikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere ReserveSikhote-Alinskiy Biosphere Reserve• Central Sikhote-Alin Mountains, 280mi (450km) N of Vladivostok, Primorskiy Krai, Sea of Japan/East Sea
1st Edition: Magadanskiy Nature Reserve (Zapovednik)
2nd Edition: See 2.39
1st Edition: Magadanskiy Nature Reserve (Zapovednik)
2nd Edition: See 2.39
• north and east of Magadan (city), Magadan Oblast, Sea of Okhotsk, Russia
1st Edition: Poronayskiy Nature Reserve
2nd Edition: See 2.42
1st Edition: Poronayskiy Zapovednik
2nd Edition: See 2.42
• eastern central Sakhalin, Terpeniye Peninsula, Sea of Okhotsk, Russia
Vostok Bay National Comprehensive Marine SanctuaryVostok Bay National Comprehensive Marine Sanctuary• Vostok Bay, Primorye
1st Edition: Northeast Sakhalin Whale Wildlife Refuge
2nd Edition: See 2.40
1st Edition: Northeast Sakhalin Whale Zakaznik
2nd Edition: See 2.40
• located off northeast Sakhalin, between the towns of Okha and Chaivo Bay, up to 24 nm (44.4 km) offshore, and in the Piltun Lagoon off northeast Sakhalin, Russia
1st edition: Shantar Archipelago National Park
2nd Edition: See 2.41
1st Edition: Shantarskie Ostrova National Park
2nd Edition: See 2.41
• Shantar Archipelago, Khabarovsk Krai, southwest Sea of Okhotsk, Russia
1st Edition (only): Various Russian Far East MPAs1st Edition (only): Various Russian Far East MPAs• new areas in the Russian Far East (including Anadyrskiy Zaliv, the surrounding waters of Karaginskiy Island and nearly the entire vast coastal waters of Chukotski Poluostrov)
Eastern Tropical Pacific SeascapeEastern Tropical Pacific Seascape• located in the waters of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama
Francisco Coloane Marine ParkAMCP y Parque Marino Francisco Coloane• Around Carlos III Island, Strait of Magellan, far southern Chile
Caldera MPAParque Marino Caldera• Region III in N Chile, 27°14'S, 70°57'W
1st Edition: Bahía Mansa MPA
2nd Edition: Lafken Mapu-Lahual MCPA
1st Edition: Parque Marino Bahía Mansa
2nd Edition: AMPC Lafken Mapu-Lahual
• 1st Edition: located at 40°40'S, 73°50'W, between Valdivia and Puerto Montt, about 12 mi (18 km) south of Bahía Mansa, Chile
• 2nd Edition: Along 16mi (29km) of coast extending 1nm (1.9km) out to sea between Punta Tiburón and Punta Lobería including Hueyelhue Island, Region de Los Lagos (X)
1st Edition: Humboldt Penguin National Reserve
2nd Edition: Islas Choros-Damas Marine Reserve
1st Edition: Reserva Nacional Pingüino de Humboldt
2nd Edition: Islas Choros-Damas Marine Reserve
• Part of system of 5 islands in N central Chile (between III and IV regions) around the 3 islands forming the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve
Chiloe National ParkParque Nacional de Chiloé• Chiloe Island, especially W coast including Chacao Channel, Corcovado Gulf and the Guaitecas Archipelago
Isla Gorgona National Natural ParkParque Nacional Natural Isla Gorgona• 35mi (56km) off Guapi, Cauca Dept
Ensenada de Utría National Natural ParkParque Nacional Natural Ensenada de Utría• Chocó Dept, 5°59'15''N, 77°16'16''W
1st Edition: Malaga Bay MPA
2nd Edition: Malaga Bay Uramba National Natural Park
1st Edition: Malaga Bay MPA
2nd Edition: Parque Nacional Natural Uramba Bahía Malaga
• Malaga Bay
Cocos Island Marine and Terrestrial Conservation AreaÁrea de Conservación Marina y Terrestre Isla del Coco• 311mi (500km) SW of Costa Rica, Eastern Tropical Pacific and surrounding waters up to 13.5mi (25km) around the island
Ballena Marine National ParkParque Nacional Ballena Marina• Extends 10mi (15km) from Punta Uvita to Piñuela and about 6mi (9km) out to sea
Whale Natural RefugeRefugio Natural de Ballenas• National waters of Ecuador to 200nm (370km) off the mainland as well as around the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador’s EEZ limits remain undeclared)
Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve and Galápagos Whale SanctuaryLa Reserva de Recursos Marinos de Galápagos and El Santuario de Ballenas en las Islas Galápagos• Galápagos Islands waters, 600mi (975km) W of Ecuador, located inside the Whale Natural Refuge
Manglares-Churute Ecological ReserveReserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute• SE inner estuary of the Gulf of Guayaquil
1st Edition: Cuyabeno Faunistic Reserve
2nd Edition: See 9.63
1st Edition: La Reserva de Producción Cuyabeno
2nd Edition: See 9.63
• Ecuadoreran Amazon basin in northeast Ecuador
Machalilla National ParkParque Nacional Machalilla• Manabí Province, central coast of Ecuador; reserve covers land along the continent, plus islands of La Plata and Salango, and 2mi (3km) of sea all around the islands
Cerro Hoya National ParkParque Nacional Cerro Hoya• SE of the Azuero Peninsula, 7°N, 80°W, including the coast between the Restingue and Ventana rivers
Coiba National ParkParque Nacional Coiba• 16mi (25km) offshore from SW Veraguas Province, 7°30'N, 81°40'W
Golfo de Chiriquí National Marine ParkParque Nacional Marino Golfo de Chiriquí• W Panamá, 8°08'N, 82°19'W
Golfo de Montijo WetlandHumedal el Golfo de Montijo• Veraguas Province
Paracas National ReserveReserva Nacional de Paracas• Paracas District, Pisco Province, Ica Dept, 13°47'–14°17'S and 76°30'–76°00'W
1st Edition: Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
2nd Edition: See 9.69
1st Edition: Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
2nd Edition: See 9.69
• near Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon
Peninsula Bayovar MPAPeninsula Bayovar MPA• Peninsula Bayovar and N along the coast from 6°S, Dept of Piura, (northern) Peru
Australian Whale SanctuaryAustralian Whale Sanctuary• State and Commonwealth waters to the limits of the EEZ of Australia, not including Antarctic claim
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage AreaGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area• Great Barrier Reef, off Cape York, Queensland
1st & 2nd Edition: Solitary Islands Marine Reserve and Marine Park
Post 2nd Edition: Solitary Islands Marine Park (for Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.131)
1st & 2nd Edition: Solitary Islands Marine Reserve and Marine Park
Post 2nd Edition: Solitary Islands Marine Park (for Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.131)
• Solitary Islands between Coffs Harbour and Plover Island, New South Wales
1st Edition: Coringa-Herald and Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve (referred to as Coral Sea NNR)
2nd Edition: See 14.26
1st Edition: Coringa-Herald and Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve (referred to as Coral Sea NNR)
2nd Edition: See 14.26
• Coral Sea Islands territory to the east of the Great Barrier Reef, the two reserves are separated by 60 mi (100 km) of open ocean. Australia
1st & 2nd Edition: Mermaid Reef Marine National Nature Reserve
Post 2nd Edition: Mermaid Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve
1st & 2nd Edition: Mermaid Reef Marine National Nature Reserve
Post 2nd Edition: Mermaid Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve
• Part of the Rowley Shoals off NW Australia, 186mi (300km) NW of Broome
1st & 2nd Edition: Lord Howe Island Marine Park and World Heritage Area
Post 2nd Edition: Lord Howe Island Marine Park, World Heritage Area (for Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.129)
1st & 2nd Edition: Lord Howe Island Marine Park and World Heritage Area
Post 2nd Edition: Lord Howe Island Marine Park, World Heritage Area (for Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.129)
• 435mi (700km) NE of Sydney, New South Wales (NSW)
Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs Marine National Nature ReserveElizabeth and Middleton Reefs Marine National Nature Reserve• Located in the Tasman Sea, 370mi (600km) E of Coffs Harbour, NSW
Huon Commonwealth Marine Reserve (incorporating Tasmanian Seamounts Marine Reserve)Huon Commonwealth Marine Reserve (incorporating Tasmanian Seamounts Marine Reserve)• S of Tasmania, with broad depth range from inner continental shelf in about 70m–3000m
1st & 2nd Edtion: Macquarie Island Marine Park and World Heritage Area
Post 2nd Edition: Macquarie Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve and World Heritage Area
1st & 2nd Edtion: Macquarie Island Marine Park and World Heritage Area
Post 2nd Edition: Macquarie Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve and World Heritage Area
• Macquarie Ridge, Tasman Sea, 930mi (1500km), SE of Tasmania
1st & 2nd Edition: Ningaloo Marine Park (including Muiron Islands Marine Management Area)
Post 2nd Edition: Ningaloo Marine Park (for Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.123)
1st & 2nd Edition: Ningaloo Marine Park (including Muiron Islands Marine Management Area)
Post 2nd Edition: Ningaloo Marine Park (for Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.123)
• Near Exmouth, extending some 162mi (300km) along the W coast of the Cape Range Peninsula, approx 1200km N of Perth
1st Edition (only): Bonney Upwelling Blue Whale Feeding critical habitat MPA1st Edition (only): Bonney Upwelling Blue Whale Feeding critical habitat MPA• continental shelf waters off southeast coast of South Australia and west coast of Victoria
Moreton Bay Marine ParkMoreton Bay Marine Park• Moreton Bay, around Moreton and Stradbroke islands
1st Edition: Hervey Bay Marine Park
2nd Edition: Great Sandy Marine Park
1st Edition: Hervey Bay Marine Park
2nd Edition: Great Sandy Marine Park
• Extends from Baffle Creek in the N to Double Island Point in the S, including Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay Inlet and the waters off the E coast of Fraser Island, seaward to 3nm (5.6km)
1st Edition: Cairns Marine Park
2nd Edition: Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park
1st Edition: Cairns Marine Park
2nd Edition: Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park
• Covers most of the internal waters of the state of Queensland adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine National Park (18.1)
1st Edition (only): Trinity Inlet-Marlin Coast Marine Park1st Edition (only): Trinity Inlet-Marlin Coast Marine Park• Trinity Inlet-Marlin Coast, Queensland, Australia
1st Edition (only): Mackay Capricorn Marine Park1st Edition (only): Mackay Capricorn Marine Park• Mackay, Queensland, Australia
1st Edition (only): Woongarra Marine Park1st Edition (only): Woongarra Marine Park• Woongarra, Queensland, Australia
1st Edition (only): Townsville Whitsunday Marine Park1st Edition (only): Townsville Whitsunday Marine Park• Townsville, Whitsunday, including Hinchinbrook Management Area, Queensland, Australia
1st Edition (only): Gumoo Woojabuddee Marine Park1st Edition (only): Gumoo Woojabuddee Marine Park• Gumoo Woojabuddee, Queensland, Australia
1st Edition (only): Gulf of Carpentaria Marine Park1st Edition (only): Gulf of Carpentaria Marine Park• Gulf of Carpentaria, North Queensland, Australia
1st Edition (only): Torres Strait Indigenous Protected Area1st Edition (only): Torres Strait Indigenous Protected Area• Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
Cape Byron Marine Park (including Byron Bay Sanctuary)Cape Byron Marine Park (including Byron Bay Sanctuary)• Brunswick Heads in the N to Lennox Head in the S including the seabed and extending seaward to 3nm (5.6km), Cape Byron
Jervis Bay Marine ParkJervis Bay Marine Park• 112mi (180km) S of Sydney and 12mi (20km) SE of Nowra in the Batemans marine bioregion spanning some 62mi (100km) of coastline and adjacent ocean extending from Kinghorn Point in the N to Sussex Inlet in the S and including most of Jervis Bay
1st Edition: Port Stephens Marine Park
2nd Edition: Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park
1st Edition: Port Stephens Marine Park
2nd Edition: Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park
• Includes Port Stephens park to 3nm (5.6km), Karuah and Myall rivers and watershed including lakes to tidal limit, Tasman Sea
Bunurong Marine National ParkBunurong Marine National Park• Along 3mi (5km) of coast from 1.6mi (2.5km) E of Cape Patterson in Southern Gippsland to E end of Eagles Nest Beach
Wilsons Promontory Marine National ParkWilsons Promontory Marine National Park• Located along 43mi (70km) of coast near Wilsons Promontory, Victoria
Cape Howe Marine National ParkCape Howe Marine National Park• Near NSW border, E Victoria
1st Edition (only): Churchill Marine National Park1st Edition (only): Churchill Marine National Park• south of Rhyll, in Western Port, Victoria, Australia
Discovery Bay Marine National ParkDiscovery Bay Marine National Park• 12mi (20km) W of Portland
Ninety Mile Beach Marine National ParkNinety Mile Beach Marine National Park• 19mi (30km) S of Sale next to Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park
Point Addis Marine National Park, Point Danger Marine Sanctuary and Eagle Rock Marine SanctuaryPoint Addis Marine National Park, Point Danger Marine Sanctuary and Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary• Victorian Surf Coast, about 62mi (100km) SW of Melbourne
Point Hicks Marine National ParkPoint Hicks Marine National Park• 16mi (25km) SE of the Cann River, East Gippsland, adjacent to Croajingolong
Port Phillip Heads Marine National ParkPort Phillip Heads Marine National Park• Close to Melbourne city at S end of Port Phillip Bay
The Twelve Apostles Marine National Park and the Arches Marine SanctuaryThe Twelve Apostles Marine National Park and the Arches Marine Sanctuary• On 11mi (17km) of coastline, extending out to Twelve Apostles rock formations
1st Edition (only): Yaringa Marine National Park1st Edition (only): Yaringa Marine National Park• located between the Victorian mainland and Quail Island Nature Conservation Reserve, Victoria, Australia
Encounter Marine ParkEncounter Marine Park• Includes waters off S Adelaide and Fleurieu Peninsula, extending past the Murray Mouth to Coorong coast; at W boundary park includes all waters of Backstairs Passage and E shores, Kangaroo Island
Adelaide Dolphin SanctuaryAdelaide Dolphin Sanctuary• In Port River, the North Arm, the Barker and Angas Inlets and Largs Bay, in Adelaide, South Australia
Shoalwater Islands Marine ParkShoalwater Islands Marine Park• 30mi (50km) S of Perth
Marmion Marine ParkMarmion Marine Park• N of Perth between Trigg Island and Burns Beach
Shark Bay Marine Park and World Heritage AreaShark Bay Marine Park and World Heritage Area• Shark Bay, Western Australia
Rowley Shoals Marine ParkRowley Shoals Marine Park• 160mi (260km) offshore from Broome, NW Western Australia, including 3 separate oceanic reef systems: Mermaid Reef, Clerke Reef and Imperieuse Reef
1st Edition (only): The Capes Marine Park1st Edition (only): The Capes Marine Park• located along west coast of southwest Western Australia, between Busselton and Augusta
Montebello/Barrow Islands Marine Conservation Reserves (Barrow Island Marine Management Area, Barrow Island Marine Park and Montebello Islands Marine Park)Montebello/Barrow Islands Marine Conservation Reserves (Barrow Island Marine Management Area, Barrow Island Marine Park and Montebello Islands Marine Park)• Waters around Barrow Island and Lowendal Islands, NW shelf, Western Australia
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park (also known as Cobourg Marine Park)Garig Gunak Barlu National Park (also known as Cobourg Marine Park)• 125mi (200km) NE of Darwin, including Cobourg Peninsula, surrounding waters of the Arafura Sea and Van Diemen Gulf and nearby islands
1st Edition (only): Governor Island Marine Reserve1st Edition (only): Governor Island Marine Reserve• near fishing town of Bicheno, Tasmania, Australia
New Zealand Marine Mammal SanctuaryNew Zealand Marine Mammal Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Auckland Islands/Motu Maha Marine ReserveAuckland Islands/Motu Maha Marine Reserve• Located 12nm (22km) all around Auckland Islands, New Zealand subantarctic, 286mi (460km) S of New Zealand
Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal SanctuaryBanks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary• Located around the Banks Peninsula, east coast, South Island, from Waipara River to Rakaia River and seaward to 12nm (22km)
Akaroa Harbour Marine ReserveAkaroa Harbour Marine Reserve• SE part of Akaroa Harbour, South Island
Doubtful Sound Marine Mammal SanctuaryDoubtful Sound Marine Mammal Sanctuary• Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park, South Island
West Coast North Island Marine Mammal SanctuaryWest Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary• W coast, North Island, between Port Waikato and Kaipara Harbour, some 62mi (100km) along the coast
Cabrera Archipelago Marine and Land National ParkParque Nacional Maritimo – Territorio del Archipielago de Cabrera• Cabrera, Balearic Islands
1st Edition (only): Kogelberg MPA/Biosphere Reserve1st Edition (only): Kogelberg MPA/Biosphere Reserve• east of False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
1st Edition (only): Merri Marine Sanctuary1st Edition (only): Merri Marine Sanctuary• Warnambool, Victoria, Australia
Far West Coast Marine Park, including the Great Australian Bight Marine National Park
(for Great Australian Bight Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.105)
Far West Coast Marine Park, including the Great Australian Bight Marine National Park
(for Great Australian Bight Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.105)
• W coast, between Western Australian border and the Tchalingaby Sandhills, includes the Great Australian Bight Marine Park
Jurien Bay Marine ParkJurien Bay Marine Park• 124mi–186mi (200km–300km) N of Perth, central W coast between Wedge Island and Green Head
Ross Sea Marine Reserve
Post 2nd Edition: Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
Ross Sea Marine Reserve
Post 2nd Edition: Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area
• Ross Sea, off Antarctica: includes continental slope and shelf of the Ross Sea, seamounts and the Balleny Islands
Cook Islands Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Marae Moana Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• National waters (EEZ limit)
Natural Park of the Coral Sea [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Parc Naturel de la Mer de Corail [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• National waters (EEZ limit)
Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Southern Pacific Ocean, 2,800 mi (4,500 km) from New Zealand
Skerries and Causeway SAC [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Skerries and Causeway SAC [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 55°14'33"N 6°35'48"W
Maldives Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Maldives Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Possibly covering all national waters
Network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves proposed by Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Network of marine protected areas and no-take marine reserves proposed by Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Southern Ocean around Antarctica
Southeast Kamchatka Ecologically or Biologically Significant Area (EBSA) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Southeast Kamchatka Ecologically or Biologically Significant Area (EBSA) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• South East Kamchatka coastal waters from Cape Lopatka to Cape Kozlova
SPA Pommersche BuchtSPA Pommersche Bucht• S Baltic Sea, 54°29'53
Adlergrund SACAdlergrund SAC• Adlergrund, E Baltic Sea, in German waters outside 12nm (22.2km), 54°44'42
South Orkney Islands MPASouth Orkney Islands MPA• N Weddell Sea, E of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula
ASMA 7: Southwest Anvers Island and Palmer BasinASMA 7: Southwest Anvers Island and Palmer Basin• SW Anvers I and Palmer Basin, 64°50'S, 54°30'W
ASPA 152: Western Bransfield StraitASPA 152: Western Bransfield Strait• Off W and S coasts of Low I, South Shetland Islands, 63°23'S, 62°21'W
ASPA 153: Eastern Dallmann BayASPA 153: Eastern Dallmann Bay• 40mi (65km) W of the Antarctic peninsula, 64°10'S, 62°50'W
Crozet Islands Marine Nature ReserveArchipel Crozet Réserve Marine• 1606mi (2585km) SE of Durban
Kerguelen Islands Marine Nature ReserveÎles Kerguelen Réserve Marine• 48°95'S, 69°35'E, midway between Africa, Antarctica and Australia
Auyuittuq National ParkAuyuittuq National Park• Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut
Niginganiq National Wildlife Area Niginganiq National Wildlife Area• Isabella Bay on Baffin Island, Nunavut, from coast out to 12nm (22km)
Tarium Niryutait ‘Marine Protected Area’ Tarium Niryutait ‘Marine Protected Area’ • Niaqunnaq, Okeevik and Kittigaryuit in the Mackenzie Delta Region, Beaufort Sea
Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area • Lancaster Sound, Nunavut
Commander Islands State Biosphere ReserveKomandor Islands State Biosphere Reserve• Around Komandorskiy (Commander) Islands, E of central Kamchatka
Nalychevo Nature Park and Marine Nature Reserve Nalychevo Nature Park and Marine Nature Reserve • Nalychevo, N of Petropavlovsk, SE Kamchatka, Nalycheva rivermouth to the Vakhil River
Dzhugdzhurskiy Nature Reserve Dzhugdzhurskiy Zapovednik • Khabarovskiy Krai, on the Sea of Okhotsk
Koryakskiy Nature ReserveKoryakskiy Zapovednik• Koryakskiy, NE Kamchatka
Kronotskiy Biosphere ReserveKronotskiy Biosphere Reserve• S border is 62mi (100km) N of Petropavlovsk, Kronotskiy Zaliv, in E central Kamchatka
South Kamchatka SanctuarySouth Kamchatka Sanctuary• S tip of Kamchatka
Magadanskiy Nature ReserveMagadanskiy Nature Reserve• N and E of Magadan, Magadan Oblast, Sea of Okhotsk
Northeast Sakhalin Whale Wildlife Refuge Northeast Sakhalin Whale Wildlife Refuge • NE Sakhalin, between the towns of Okha and Chaivo Bay, up to 3nm (6km) offshore, and in the Piltun Lagoon off NE Sakhalin
Shantar Archipelago National Park
Post 2nd Edition: Shantar Islands National Park
Shantar Archipelago National Park
Post 2nd Edition: Shantar Islands National Park
• Shantar Archipelago, Khabarovskiy Krai, SW Sea of Okhotsk
Poronayskiy Nature ReservePoronayskiy Zapovednik• E central Sakhalin, Terpeniye Peninsula, Sea of Okhotsk
Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Critical HabitatCook Inlet Beluga Whale Critical Habitat• Upper and middle portions of Cook Inlet; Kachemak Bay on eastern shore and western shore of lower Cook Inlet
Southeastern Bering Sea Right Whale Critical Habitat Southeastern Bering Sea Right Whale Critical Habitat • 200nm (370km) N of Unimak Pass, E Aleutian Islands, SE Bering Sea, Alaska
Alborán Sea MPA and SPAMIAlborán Sea MPA and SPAMI• Alborán Sea, includes Strait of Gibraltar, waters of Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Gibraltar (UK), and the high seas of the W Mediterranean
Strait of Sicily MPAStrait of Sicily MPA• Strait between Sicily and Tunisia, including the Pelagie Islands, Lampedusa and Pantelleria, as well as the Malta islands; includes waters of Italy, Tunisia and Malta and the adjacent high seas
Malta and Southeastern Sicily MPAMalta and Southeastern Sicily MPA• Waters surrounding Malta and southeastern Sicily, Italy, and adjacent high seas, central Mediterranean Sea
Balearic Islands MPABalearic Islands MPA• Balearic islands, Spain and adjacent high seas, western Mediterranean Sea
Nile Delta Region SPAMINile Delta Region SPAMI• Levantine Sea
Eratosthenes Seamount SPAMIEratosthenes Seamount SPAMI• Levantine Sea
Northeastern Waters off Cyprus SPAMINortheastern Waters off Cyprus SPAMI• Levantine Sea
Rhodes Gyre SPAMIRhodes Gyre SPAMI• Levantine Sea
Northern Aegean SPAMINorthern Aegean SPAMI• Aegean Sea
Northeastern Ionian SPAMINortheastern Ionian SPAMI• Ionian Sea
Northern Ionian SPAMINorthern Ionian SPAMI• Ionian Sea
Northern Adriatic SPAMINorthern Adriatic SPAMI• Adriatic Sea
Northern Strait of Sicily SPAMINorthern Strait of Sicily SPAMI• Offshore Italian waters
Tunisian Plateau SPAMITunisian Plateau SPAMI• Offshore Tunisian waters
Central Tyrrhenian SPAMICentral Tyrrhenian SPAMI• Tyrrhenian Sea
Gulf of Lion Shelf and slope SPAMIGulf of Lion Shelf and slope SPAMI• Western Mediterranean Sea
Southern Balearic SPAMISouthern Balearic SPAMI• Western Mediterranean Sea
Alborán Seamounts SPAMIAlborán Seamounts SPAMI• Alborán Sea
Southwestern Alborán SPAMISouthwestern Alborán SPAMI• Alborán Sea
(Sistemi ligatinor) Vjose-Narte Protected Landscape (Sistemi ligatinor) Vjose-Narte Protected Landscape • Vlora District
Sazani Island-Karaburuni Peninsula MPA
Post 2nd Edition: Karaburun-Sazan Marine National Park
Sazani Island-Karaburuni Peninsula MPA
Post 2nd Edition: Karaburun-Sazan Marine National Park
• Waters off Sazani Island and the Karaburuni Peninsula
Cap de Garde Marine ReserveRéserve Marine du Cap de Garde• Annaba, Algeria
Îles Habibas Marine Nature ReserveÎles Habibas Marine Nature Reserve• Islands and surrounding marine waters, W Algeria
Kaliakra Nature Reserve SACKompleks Kaliakra SAC• Cape Kaliakra, 43°20'49"N, 28°20'18"E, W Black Sea
Gulf of el-Salloum MPAGulf of el-Salloum MPA• W coast of Egypt near Libyan border
Porto/Scandola/Revellata/Calvi/Calanches de Piana SAC Porto/Scandola/Revellata/Calvi/Calanches de Piana SAC• NW Corsica, W Mediterranean
Plateau du Cap Corse SACPlateau du Cap Corse SAC• N Corsica, W Mediterranean
Golfe d’Ajaccio SACGolfe d’Ajaccio SAC• W Corsica, W Mediterranean
Capu Rossu, Scandola, Reveletta, Calvi SPA Capu Rossu, Scandola, Reveletta, Calvi SPA • NW Corsica, W Mediterranean
Côte Languedocienne SPACôte Languedocienne SPA• 43°20'59"N, 3°38'14"E
Calanques et Iles Marseillaises – Cap Canaille et Massif du Grand Caunet SAC Calanques et Iles Marseillaises – Cap Canaille et Massif du Grand Caunet SAC• Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur coast
Rade d’Hyères SACRade d’Hyères SAC• Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur coast
Kolkheti National ParkKolkheti National Park• SE Black Sea
Cape Anaklia to Sarp MPACape Anaklia to Sarp MPA• Coastal waters of Georgia, SE Black Sea extending to the Turkish border
Supsa MPASupsa MPA• Supsa river mouth, SE Black Sea (inside Cape Anaklia to Sarp MPA proposed above)
Chorokhi MPAChorokhi MPA• Chorokhi river mouth, SE Black Sea (inside Cape Anaklia to Sarp MPA proposed 3.68)
Southern Waters of Gibraltar SACSouthern Waters of Gibraltar SAC• 36°07'30"N, 5°22'00"W
Eastern Ionian Sea and Gulf of Corinth MPA Eastern Ionian Sea and Gulf of Corinth MPA • Inshore and offshore waters of the E Ionian Sea and Gulf of Corinth
Gulf of Saronikos MPAGulf of Saronikos MPA• Gulf of Saronikos and adjacent waters, Argo-Saronikos and S Evvoikos Gulf
Northern Sporades MPANorthern Sporades MPA• Aegean Sea
Northern Aegean Sea MPANorthern Aegean Sea MPA• Inshore and offshore waters, N Aegean Sea
Dodekanese MPADodekanese MPA• Aegean Sea
Amvrakikos Gulf MPAAmvrakikos Gulf MPA• Inshore waters adjacent to the eastern Ionian Sea, NW Greece
Amvrakikos Kolpos, Delta Lourou Kai Arachthou (Petra, Mytikas, Evryteri Periochi) SAC Amvrakikos Kolpos, Delta Lourou Kai Arachthou (Petra, Mytikas, Evryteri Periochi) SAC • 39°03'18
Capo Caccia – Isola Piana Natural MPA Area Marina Protetta di Capo Caccia-Isola Piana • S of Asinara Island beyond the Pelagos Sanctuary boundary
Porto Cesareo MPAArea Marina Protetta Porto Cesareo• Porto Cesareo
Natural Marine Reserve of the Sinis Penisola – Mal di Ventre Penisola del Sinis-Isola Mal di Ventre Area Marina Protetta • Sinis Peninsula, W Sardinia
Marine Reserve 2 Mai – Vama Veche and SAC Marine Reserve 2 Mai – Vama Veche and SAC • NW Black Sea
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve• NW Black Sea
Cape Tuzla MPACape Tuzla MPA• Cape Tuzla, NW Black Sea
Kerch Strait MPAKerch Strait MPA• Kerch Strait between the eastern Crimean Peninsula and Taman Peninsula, Ukraine and the Russian Federation (note: to date, legal delimitation of Kerch Strait and the Azov Sea has yet to be agreed by both states)
Bol’shoi Utrish Nature SanctuaryBol’shoi Utrish Nature Sanctuary• Near Utrish, Black Sea
Taman Bay MPATaman Bay MPA• Gulf of Taman, eastern Black Sea
Costes del Garraf SACCostes del Garraf SAC• 41°11'57"N, 1°51'29"E
Estrecho Oriental SACEstrecho Oriental SAC• 36°07'15''N, 5°17'15"W, Strait of Gibraltar – Alborán Sea, W Mediterranean
Seco de los Olivos SACSeco de los Olivos SAC• Chella massif or the Banco de Chella, 14nm (26km) SE of Adra, Alborán Sea, 36°31'N, 02°51'W
Cañón de Creus SACCañón de Creus SAC• 25mi (40km) canyon, 1.6nm (3km) off Cape Creus, NE Spain
Delta del Ebro-Columbretes SAC Delta del Ebro-Columbretes SAC • From the Delta del Ebro, NE Spain some 30nm (56km) SE to the Valencia Trench and Columbretes Archipelago
Gökova Special Environmental Protection AreaGökova Special Environmental Protection Area• Gökova, E Mediterranean
Fethiye-Göcek Special Environmental Protection Area Fethiye-Göcek Special Environmental Protection Area • Off Fethiye, E Mediterranean
Datça-Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area Datça-Bozburun Special Environmental Protection Area • Between Gökova Bay and Hisarönü Bay, Aegean Sea
Saros Bay MPASaros Bay MPA• N Aegean, NW Turkey
Kemer–Antalya Coast MPAKemer–Antalya Coast MPA• Kemer–Antalya coast, E Mediterranean
Igneada Protected AreaIgneada Protected Area• SW Black Sea
Kizilirmak Delta Ramsar SiteKizilirmak Delta Ramsar Site• S Black Sea
Yeşilırmak Delta MPA and Important Bird Area (IBA)Yeşilırmak Delta MPA and Important Bird Area (IBA)• S Black Sea
Sarikum Nature ReserveSarikum Nature Reserve• S Black Sea
Cide MPACide MPA• Near Cide, S Black Sea
Prebosphoric MPAPrebosphoric MPA• SW Black Sea
Turkish Straits System MPATurkish Straits System MPA• Waterway linking the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea (Mediterranean) including the Bosphorus, Marmara Sea and Dardanelles Straits, Turkey
Black Sea Biosphere ReserveChernomorskiy Biosphere Reserve• N Black Sea on Yagorlytskiy Bay, E Tendrovskiy Bay and Tendra Island
Cape Martyan Nature ReserveMys Martyan Nature Reserve• Cape Martyan, N Black Sea
Karadag Nature ReserveKaradagskiy Nature Reserve• N Black Sea off Karadag mountain
Opuk Nature ReserveOpukskiy Nature Reserve • NE Black Sea off Opuk mountain
Kazantip Nature ReserveKazantipskiy Nature Reserve• S Azov Sea
Azov and Sivash National Nature ParkAzovo-Sivashskiy National Nature Park• NW Azov Sea, including Lake Sivash and Utlyukskiy liman (lagoon)
Swan Islands branch of the Crimean Nature ReserveLebedyni ostrovy branch of the Crimean Nature Reserve• N Black Sea, Ukrainian waters
Meotida Landscape ParkMeotida Landscape Park• N Azov Sea
Danube Biosphere ReserveDunaiskiy Biosphere Reserve• NW Black Sea
Tarkhankut National Nature Park MPATarkhankutskiy National Nature Park MPA• W Crimea
Southeast Shoal of the Grand Bank MPASoutheast Shoal of the Grand Bank MPA• Southeast Shoal, Grand Bank
St Lawrence Estuary ‘Marine Protected Area’St Lawrence Estuary ‘Marine Protected Area’• Located in the St Lawrence Estuary, adjacent to but not overlapping the Saguenay–St Lawrence Marine Park
Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone OSPAR MPACharlie Gibbs Fracture Zone OSPAR MPA• In the central North Atlantic, including the N part of the Mid- Atlantic Ridge between 55°N and 49°N, includes Faraday and Hecate Seamount and part of Reykjanes Ridge
Faial-Pico Channel Marine ParkFaial-Pico Channel Marine Park• 2 small islets, 3 rocky reefs and 3mi–5mi (5km–8km) long channel, plus narrow stretch of water off S coast of Faial
Vadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde SACVadehavet med Ribe Å, Tved Å og Varde Å vest for Varde SAC• 55°11'47
Sydlige Nordsø SPA and SACSydlige Nordsø SPA and SAC• W of Esbjerg, 55°21'12"N, 7°26'15"E
Wadden Sea Nature ReserveWaddensee Nature Reserve• In the coastal waters of Denmark (SW), Germany and The Netherlands
Celtic Shelf Break MPACeltic Shelf Break MPA• Located in the Celtic Sea, SW of England, W of France and S of Ireland, extending from 48°30'N and 52°N to 4°W and the 1000m contour at the edge of the continental slope. It is bounded to the E by the English Channel, and to the S and W by the continental slope; depending on the precise boundaries, it would include parts of the EEZs of the UK, Ireland and France.
Dogger Bank SACDogger Bank SAC• Dogger Bank, North Sea, in the waters of Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands and the UK
Ouessant-Molène SACOuessant-Molène SAC• 48°22'21"N, 4°54'43"W
Chaussée de Sein SACChaussée de Sein SAC• 48°2'18"N, 5°04'03"W
Baie du Mont Saint-Michel SACBaie du Mont Saint-Michel SAC• 48°40'29"N, 1°38'26"W
Pertuis Charentais SACPertuis Charentais SAC• Poitou-Charentes, 46°05'27, 1°22'13''W
Chausey SACChausey SAC• 48°53'16''N, 1°47'41''W
Recifs Gris-Nez Blanc-Nez SACRecifs Gris-Nez Blanc-Nez SAC• 50°53'30''N, 1°33'45''E
Bancs des Flandres SACBancs des Flandres SAC• 51°10'39''N, 2°9'22''E
Tête de Canyon du Cap Ferret SPA Tête de Canyon du Cap Ferret SPA • Aquitaine region, W France, NE Atlantic
Plateau rocheux de l’île d’Yeu SAC Plateau rocheux de l’île d’Yeu SAC • 46°42'17''N, 2°26'11''W
Cap d’Erquy–Cap Fréhel SACCap d’Erquy–Cap Fréhel SAC• 48°39'18''N, 2°21'54''W
NTP S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete SACNTP S-H Wattenmeer und angrenzende Küstengebiete SAC• 54°32'N, 8°27'41E
Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer SACNationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer SAC• 53°36'13
Östliche Deutsche Bucht SPAÖstliche Deutsche Bucht SPA• 54°50'00
El Cachucho MPAÀrea Marina Protegida El Cachuco• Offshore Asturias, 44°2'32"N, 4°51'0"W, N Spain
Chimeneas de Cádiz SACChimeneas de Cádiz SAC• Gulf of Cadiz, 36°09'–37°05'N, 6°20'–8°00'W, extending along and out to deep waters from 31mi (50km) sandy coast and Doñana wetlands
Cañón de Avilés SACCañón de Avilés SAC• 7nm (13km) N of Asturias coast, NW Spain
Banco de Galicia SACBanco de Galicia SAC• 150nm (278km) from the Galician coast, 42°40'N, 11°44'W
North East Scotland Marine Reserve and Cetacean Critical Habitat Network North East Scotland Marine Reserve and Cetacean Critical Habitat Network • NE Scotland coast from outer Moray Firth to St Andrew’s Bay
Coastal Wales Marine Reserve and Cetacean Critical Habitat Network Coastal Wales Marine Reserve and Cetacean Critical Habitat Network • N Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay including Lleyn Peninsula, Bardsey Island, N and W Anglesey
South West England Marine Reserve and Cetacean Critical Habitat Network South West England Marine Reserve and Cetacean Critical Habitat Network • Celtic Deep
Wyville Thomson Ridge SACWyville Thomson Ridge SAC• 59°58'25"N, 6°42'54"W
North West Rockall Bank SACNorth West Rockall Bank SAC• 57°42'35"N, 14°10'4"W
Skagens Gren og Skagerrak SACSkagens Gren og Skagerrak SAC• Skagerrak, 57°52'31"N, 10°23'13"E
Flensborg Fjord, Bredgrund og farvandet omkring Als SAC Flensborg Fjord, Bredgrund og farvandet omkring Als SAC • Flensborg Fjord, 54°48'N, 10°1'E
Ostoja na Zatoce Pomorskiej SACOstoja na Zatoce Pomorskiej SAC• S Baltic Sea, 54°15'50"N, 14°48'27"E
Ingermanlandsky ReserveIngermanlandsky Reserve• Leningradskaya oblast, Gulf of Finland
Vrångöskärgården SAC and SPAVrångöskärgården SAC and SPA• S of Göteborg, 57°32'40''N, 11°46'18''E
Stora Middelgrund och Röde bank SAC Stora Middelgrund och Röde bank SAC • S Kattegat, 56°37'15''N, 12°06'28''E
Netherlands Antilles Caribbean Marine Mammal SanctuaryNetherlands Antilles Caribbean Marine Mammal Sanctuary• National waters of the former Dutch colonies in the Caribbean, three in the Windward Islands of the E Caribbean and three in the Leewards off NW Venezuela
Walker’s Cay Marine ParkWalker’s Cay Marine Park• Abaco Island
Confluence River Meta and Orinoco Confluence River Meta and Orinoco • Meta Dept, Orinoco River Basin, 6°12'N, 67°27'W
El Tuparro National ParkEl Tuparro National Park• E plains in Vichada Dept, Orinoco River Basin, 5°21'N, 67°51'W
Tayrona National Natural ParkParque Nacional Natural Tayrona• 18mi (34km) from Santa Marta City, Magdalena Dept, 11°16'N, 74°03'W
Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo National Natural Park Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo National Natural Park• 24mi (45km) off Cartagena Bay, Sucre and Bolívar depts, 09°45'N, 75°51'W
Rosario and San Bernardo Archipelago MPA Área Marina Protegida de los Archipiélagos del Rosario y de San Bernardo• 24mi (45km) off Cartagena Bay, Sucre and Bolívar depts, 09°45'N, 75°51'W
Via Salamanca Island ParkVía Parque Isla de Salamanca• 22mi (40km) off Santa Marta, Magdalena Dept, 11°2’N, 74°35'W
Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary Santuario de Fauna y Flora Los Flamencos• Guajira Peninsula, Riohacha Municipality, La Guajira Dept, 11°24'N, 73°07'W
Santa Marta’s Large Marsh Fauna and Flora Sanctuary Santuario de Fauna y Flora Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta• Guajira Peninsula, Magdalena Dept, 10°20'N, 74°06'W
El Corchal ‘Mono Hernandez’ Fauna and Flora SanctuarySantuario de Fauna y Flora El Corchal ‘Mono Hernandez’• Dique Channel, Sucre and Bolívar depts, 10°02'00"N, 75°32'00"W
Old Providence McBean Lagoon National Natural Park Parque Nacional Natural Old Providence McBean Lagoon• NE Providencia Island, San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina Archipelago Dept, 13°21'N, 81°22'W
Cispata Bay Integrated Management District Distrito de Manejo Integrado de la Bahía de Cispatá• San Antero, San Bernardo del Viento and Lorica municipalities, Cordoba Dept, 9°24'N, 75°47'W
Costa Rican Whale and Dolphin SanctuaryCosta Rican Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary• National waters of Costa Rica including the Caribbean and Pacific (EEZ limit)
Cahuita National ParkParque Nacional Cahuita• NE Costa Rica
Amana National Nature ReserveRéserve Naturelle nationale de l’Amana • Coastal French Guiana
Île du Grand-Connétable National Nature Reserve Réserve naturelle de I’Île du Grand-Connétable• Coastal French Guiana
Cayos Cochinos Marine Natural MonumentMonumento Natural Marino Archipiélago Cayos Cochinos• Cayos Cochinos
Portland Bight Protected AreaPortland Bight Protected Area• Portland Bight
Panamá Marine CorridorPanamá Marine Corridor• National waters of Panamá including the Caribbean and Pacific (EEZ limit)
Isla Bastimentos Marine National ParkParque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos• Almirante Bay, Bocas del Toro Archipelago
Four multiple use management areas (MUMAs) and adjacent nature reserves in Suriname Four multiple use management areas (MUMAs) and adjacent nature reserves in Suriname • Coastal mangroves and estuaries of Suriname
Arrau Turtle Wildlife RefugeRefugio de Fauna Silvestre y Zona Protectora de La Tortuga Arrau• Apure and Bolívar states, Orinoco River Basin, 6°25'49"N, 67°9'45"W
Parima Tapirapecó National ParkParque Nacional Parima Tapirapecó• Confluence of the Padamo, Ocamo and Mavaca rivers, Amazonas State, Orinoco River Basin, 02°30'N, 64°39''W
Yapacana National ParkParque Nacional Yapacana• E of the confluence of Ventuari and Orinoco rivers, Amazonas State, Orinoco River Basin, 03°49'N, 66°46'W
Santos Luzardo National ParkParque Nacional Santos Luzardo• Apure State, Capanaparo and Cinaruco rivers and their confluences with the Orinoco River, 6°47'56"N, 67°39'0"W
Aguaro-Guariquito National ParkParque Nacional Aguaro-Guariquito• Llanos Centrales, Guarico state, Infante and Mirande districts
Orinoco Delta Biosphere Reserve, including Orinoco Delta National ParkReserva de Biosfera Delta del Orinoco que incluye al Parque Nacional Delta del Orinoco• Delta Amacuro State, 9°25'N, 61°30'W
Perijá National ParkParque Nacional Sierra de Perijá• SW Zulia State, SW of Maracaibo Lake, 9°32'0''N, 73°0'0''W
Turuépano National ParkParque Nacional Turuépano• E Sucre State, N San Juan River across the Gulf of Paria, Delta Orinoco River Basin, 10°30'N, 62°45'W
Peninsula de Paria National ParkParque Nacional Peninsula de Paria• N Caribbean Ocean, Sucre State, border with Gulf of Paria at the delta, 10°43'N, 61°52'W
Ciénagas de Juan Manuel National Park Parque Nacional Ciénagas de Juan Manuel – Catatumbo• SW Lake Maracaibo, Zulia state, 9°30'N, 72°00'W
Ciudad Bolívar in the narrowness of the Orinoco River Ciudad Bolívar in the narrowness of the Orinoco River • Between Heres in Bolívar State (N end) and Independencia in Anzoátegui State (at S end)
Mochima National ParkParque Nacional Mochima• Anzoátegui and Sucre States, 10°18'23"N, 64°28'45"W, NE Venezuela
National Monument Cerro Autana Monumento Nacional Cerro Autana • Between the Autana and Caruao rivers, tributaries of the Orinoco River, 4°52'N, 67°27'W
Iona National ParkParque Nacional do Iona• 124mi (200km) S of Namibe in southern Angola, bordering Namibia
Kissama (Quiçama) National ParkKissama (Quiçama) National Park • 43mi (70km) south of Luanda in NW Angola
Sebadales de Güi-Güí SACSebadales de Güi-Güí SAC• Gran Canaria
Sur de Fuerteventura SACSur de Fuerteventura SAC• S Fuerteventura, extending offshore to El Banquete submarine bottom
Banco de la Concepción SACBanco de la Concepción SAC• NE Lanzarote, offshore, 29°55'N, 12°45'W, from deep water 2541m to 170m–200m
Baía da Murdeira Marine Reserve Reserva Natural Marítima da Murdeira/Baía da Murdeira• SW coast of Sal island
Desert Nature ReserveReserva Natural Integral de Santa Luzia• Includes islands of Santa Luzia, Branco and Raso
Akanda National ParkParc National Akanda• 9mi (15km) from Libreville, Province de l’Estuaire, 00°37'N, 09°33'E
Loango National ParkParc National Loango• Province de l’Ogooué Maritime, SW Gabon
2nd Edition: Mayumba National Park
Post 2nd Edition: La Réserve Aquatique du Grand Sud du Gabon
2nd Edition: Parc National Mayumba
Post 2nd Edition: La Réserve Aquatique du Grand Sud du Gabon
• S Gabon
Pongara National ParkParc National de Pongara• S fringe of Komo Estuary, Province de l’Estuaire, 00°12'N, 09°37'E across from Libreville
Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area • Extends from Meob Bay, N of Lüderitz, to Chaimas Bay, S of the harbour town, and 30km into the Atlantic Ocean
Conkouati-Douli National Park Parc National de Conkouati-Douli • NW Kouilou Department, near Gabon border
Bird Island MPABird Island MPA• E Algoa Bay
Aliwal Shoal MPAAliwal Shoal MPA• Along the coast of KwaZulu-Natal between the Mzimayi River and to S of the Mtamvuna River
Table Mountain National Park MPA Table Mountain National Park MPA • SW South Africa, S of Cape Town, includes all coastal waters around Cape Peninsula from Mouille Point in the W to Bailey’s cottage in the E
Blue HoleAgujero Azul• Shelf-slope area off San Jorge Gulf from the 200m isobath to beyond 200nm off southern Argentina
Punta Bermeja Natural Protected Area Área Natural Protegida Punta Bermeja• Pta Bermeja, La Lobería, Río Negro Province, 41°10'S, 63°05'W
Puerto Lobos Natural Protected Area Área Natural Protegida Puerto Lobos• 16mi (26km) from Sierra Grande, Río Negro Province, from 42°, 12mi (20km) N to Punta Pórfido
Caleta de los Loros-Punta Mejillón Reserve of Multiple Use Reserva de Uso Múltiple Caleta de los Loros-Punta Mejillón • 81mi (130km) S of Viedma, Río Negro Province, 41°02'S, 64°04'W
El Doradillo Municipal Protected Area Área Protegida Municipal El Doradillo• 12mi (20km) coastline NW of Golfo Nuevo
Punta León Natural Protected Area Área Natural Protegida Punta León• Punta León, 51mi (82km) from Puerto Madryn
Isla de los Estados Provincial Reserve Reserva Provincial Ecológica, Histórica y Turística Isla de los Estados• Isla de los Estados, 54°42'S, 64°16'W
Patagonian Austral Interjurisdictional Marine Coastal Park Parque Interjurisdiccional Marino Costero Patagonia Austral • N San Jorge Gulf, Chubut Province
Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory Parque Nacional y Territorio Indigena Isiboro Sécure• Between N Cochabamba dept and S Beni dept (Chapare, Moxos and Marbán provinces)
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (formerly Huanchaca National Park) Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (formerly Huanchaca National Park) • NE Santa Cruz dept on Brazilian border,13°31'–15°05'S, 60°14'–61°49'W
Iténez Departmental Park and Natural Area of Integrated ManagementParque Departamental y Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Iténez• NE Beni dept, near Magdalena and Baures in Iténez Province, on Bolivian–Brazilian border, 13°0'1.9"S, 63°23'28"W
Bruno Racua Departmental Wildlife ReserveReserva de Vida Silvestre Departmental Bruno Racua• Pando dept, 9°51'25"S, 65°26'6"W
Muncipal PA Ibare-MamoreÁrea Protegida Municipal Ibare-Mamore • Beni dept, Trinidad, Mamore and Ibare rivers
Beni Biosphere Reserve Biological Station Reserva de Biosfera Estacion Biológica del Beni• Maniqui River, Beni dept between Yacuma and Ballivián provinces, 14°30'S, 66°38'W
Brazilian Whale and Dolphin SanctuarySantuário de Baleias e Golfinhos do Brasil• National waters (EEZ limit)
Piagaçu-Purus Sustainable Development Reserve Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Piagaçu-Purus• Purus River, Amazonas State
Jaú National ParkParque Nacional Jaú• 124mi (200km) NW of Manaus, 1°40'–3°S, 61°26'– 64°00'W
Amazônia National Park (also known as Tapajos) Parque Nacional de Amazônia• S Pará State, NW bank of the Tapajos River, 230mi (370km) SW Santarem, 3°50'S, 57°32'W
Tapajós National ForestFloresta Nacional do Tapajós• W Pará State, Tapajos River, Amazon River Basin
Juami-Japurá Ecological Station Estação Ecológica Juami-Japurá• Japura River, Amazonas State, 1°39'S, 68°03'W
Anavilhanas National ParkParque Nacional Anavilhanas• Rio Negro, Amazonas State, 2°36'S, 60°50'W
São Paulo State Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use Marine Areas (includes PAs, APAs Marinhas do Litoral Norte, Litoral Centro and Litoral Sul and various ecological stations) São Paulo State Environmental Protection and Sustainable Use Marine Areas (includes PAs, APAs Marinhas do Litoral Norte, Litoral Centro and Litoral Sul and various ecological stations) • São Paulo State
Cahuinarí National Natural Park Parque Nacional Natural Cahuinarí • W Amazon Basin, with Caquetá River forming N border, 1°25'20''S, 71°6'57''W
Lake Complex of Tarapoto and El Correo PA Lake Complex of Tarapoto and El Correo PA • Tarapoto and El Correo Lakes, Amazon, 03°48'–03°46'S, 70°27'–70°22'W
Puré River National ParkParque Nacional Natural Río Puré• Putumayo and Puré rivers, 1°57'21''S, 70°5'41''W, Amazonas dept
Amacayacu National Natural Park Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu • S Colombia near Leticia, 03°29'S, 70°12'W
National Natural Park La PayaParque Nacional Natural La Paya• S Colombia, Caqueta River N, Putumayo River S, Putumayo dept, 5°10'N, 74°46'W
Cuyabeno Faunistic ReserveLa Reserva de Producción Faunística de Cuyabeno • Amazon Basin in NE Ecuador, 0°7'S, 75°49'W
Yasuní Biosphere Reserve and National Park Reserva de la Biósfera de Yasuní y Parque Nacional• Napo Province, 0°26'–1°40'S, 77°30'–75°25'W
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve Reserva Nacional Pacaya-Samiria• Near Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, 5°12'S, 74°40'W
Caballo Cocha Lake PACaballo Cocha Lake PA• Caballo Cocha Lake, Amazon, 03°48'–03°46'S, 70°27'–70°22'W
Güeppí Reserved ZoneZona Reservada Güeppí• Loreto dept, Güeppí Putumayo and Angusilla rivers, 00°42'S, 75°56'W
Pucacuro Reserved ZoneZona Reservada Pucacuro• Loreto dept, Pucacuro River, 2°23'N, 75°18'W
Santiago-Comaina Reserved Zone Zona Reservada Santiago-Comaina • Amazonas and Loreto depts, Morona, Santiago and Cenepa rivers, 3°47'S, 77°55'W
Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve Reserva Nacional Allpahuayo Mishana• Loreto dept, 23km S Iquitos city, Nany River Basin, 3°55'S , 73°35'W
Tristan da Cunha Cetacean SanctuaryTristan da Cunha Cetacean Sanctuary• 1240mi (2000km) S of St Helena including islands of Tristan, Inaccessible and Nightingale in one group and Gough Island, 250mi (400km) SE; covers national waters to EEZ limit
Gough Island Nature ReserveGough Island Nature Reserve• 250mi (400km) SE of main group of Tristan, Inaccessible and Nightingale but part of Tristan da Cunha group
Inaccessible Island Nature Reserve Inaccessible Island Nature Reserve • 25mi (40km) SW of Tristan da Cunha Island, part of Tristan da Cunha group
Gough and Inaccessible Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site Gough and Inaccessible Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site • Gough and Inaccessible islands and surrounding waters, part of Tristan da Cunha group
Laguna de Rocha MPALaguna de Rocha MPA• Laguna de Rocha
La Coronilla-Cerro Verde MPALa Coronilla-Cerro Verde MPA• La Coronilla-Cerro Verde, 33°56'S, 53°30'W
Protected Area Network for Cetacean Diversity
Post 2nd edition : - see also 10.34
Protected Area Network for Cetacean Diversity
Post 2nd edition : - see also 10.34
• Sundarbans component: 3 freshwater cetacean hot spots in the eastern Sundarbans Reserved Forest
• Swatch-of-No-Ground component: a submarine canyon located less than 25mi (40km) from the mangrove forest (see 10.34)
Royal Manas National ParkRoyal Manas National Park• On S border with the Indian state of Assam, extending from Aigunmari River on the E to the Sukuntaklai River in the W
Chagos Islands Marine Protected Area Chagos Islands Marine Protected Area • Chagos Archipelago, some 55 islands
Upper Ganga River (Brijghat to Narora Stretch) Ramsar WetlandUpper Ganga River (Brijghat to Narora Stretch) Ramsar Wetland• Upper Ganga River, 51mi (82km) stretch of the river
Kaziranga National Park and UNESCO World Heritage SiteKaziranga National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site• S bank of Brahmaputra River, Assam, India, 26°30'–26°45'N, 93°08'–93°36'E
Kulsi Conservation ReserveKulsi Conservation Reserve• Kulsi River, near Guwahati, Assam
Subansiri Conservation ReserveSubansiri Conservation Reserve• Subansiri River, Assam
Bhitarkanika Mangroves Wildlife SanctuaryBhitarkanika Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary• Orissa, 20°30'–20°50'N, 86°30'–87°06'E
Gulf of Kachchh Marine National Park and SanctuaryGulf of Kachchh Marine National Park and Sanctuary• Gujarat State, India
Satapada/Chilika Dolphin SanctuarySatapada/Chilika Dolphin Sanctuary• Between Magamukh and outer mouth of Chilika Lake
Sahebganj Dolphin SanctuarySahebganj Dolphin Sanctuary• 12.5mi (20km) stretch of Ganges River, E Jharkhand state, India
Dibru-Saikhowa National ParkDibru-Saikhowa National Park• S bank of Brahmaputra River, E Assam state
Khabalu-Ghagarmukh Dolphin SanctuaryKhabalu-Ghagarmukh Dolphin Sanctuary• Stretch of River Subansiri, Lakhimpur District, India
Katerniya Ghat Gharial SanctuaryKaterniya Ghat Gharial Sanctuary• Stretch of Girwa River along Indo-Nepal border in Baharaich District, Uttar Pradesh State
Hastinapur Wildlife SanctuaryHastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary• 28°46'–29°35'N, 78°30'E; Indo-Gangetic plains, Uttar Pradesh State
Mahatma Gandhi Marine National ParkMahatma Gandhi Marine National Park• SW coast of South Andaman, Bay of Bengal, India
North, Middle and South Button Island National ParksNorth, Middle and South Button Island National Parks• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal, India
Maldives Whale and Dolphin SanctuaryMaldives Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Ayeyarwady River Dolphin Protected Area Ayeyarwady River Dolphin Protected Area • Ayeyarwady River between Mingun and Kyaukmyaung
Ayeyarwady River Protected Area between Bhamo and SinkanAyeyarwady River Protected Area between Bhamo and Sinkan• Ayeyarwady River between the Taping River confluence at Bhamo to the upstream end of second river defile at Sinkan
Ayeyarwady River Protected Area between Sinkan and TagaungAyeyarwady River Protected Area between Sinkan and Tagaung• Ayeyarwady River between downsteam end of river defile at Sinkan and Tagaung
Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary • Bogalay Township of Ayeyarwady Division
Koshi Tappu Wildlife ReserveKoshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve• Floodplain of Sapta Kosi River at NE extension of Gangetic Plain, close to Nepal’s S border with Bihar, India
Bar Reef Marine SanctuaryBar Reef Marine Sanctuary• 8°24'44''N, 79°43'37''E, off NW Sri Lanka
Hawar Islands Protected AreaHawar Islands Protected Area• Hawar Islands, Gulf of Bahrain, 25°38'34''N, 50°45'50''E
Samadai Reef ‘Dolphin House’Samadai Reef ‘Dolphin House’• Samadai Reef, Red Sea, 3mi (5km) SE of Marsa Alam
Ras Mohammed National ParkRas Mohammed National Park• Peninsula at S tip of the Sinai, includes marine sector in the Red Sea, 27°44'N, 34°15'E
Great Red Sea Reef Protected Area Great Red Sea Reef Protected Area • Narrow strip of coastal waters covering coral reefs fringing the Egyptian Red Sea coast from 27°50'N at the Straits of Gubal to 23°50'N and extending from the coast to 6mi (10km) offshore.
Wadi El Gemal – Hamata National Park and Natural Monument Wadi El Gemal – Hamata National Park and Natural Monument • S Red Sea coast
Hara Protected AreaHara Protected Area• Khouran Straits, between S Iranian mainland on Gulf coast and N side of Qeshm Island 26°40'–27°03'N, 55°30'–55°53'E
Indus Dolphin ReserveIndus Dolphin Reserve• Between Dera Ismail Khan, 31°50'N, 70°55'E, and Punjab border, 31°19'N, 70°46'E, NWFP Province
Chashma Barrage Dolphin Sanctuary Chashma Barrage Dolphin Sanctuary • 32°25'N, 71°22'E, Indus River, Punjab Province
Taunsa Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary Taunsa Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary • 30°35'6''N, 70°47'45''E, Indus River, Punjab Province
Indus Delta Ramsar WetlandIndus Delta Ramsar Wetland• 24°6'N, 67°42'E
Hingol National ParkHingol National Park• 25°31'34''N, 65°5'9''E, spread over Lasbela, Awaran and Gwadar districts in Balochistan
Keti Bunder North and Keti Bunder South Wildlife Sanctuaries Keti Bunder North and Keti Bunder South Wildlife Sanctuaries • Outer Indus Delta, SE of Karachi
Jiwani Coastal Ramsar WetlandJiwani Coastal Ramsar Wetland• Along Gawater Bay, Dasht River Delta, Balochistan
Ormara Turtle Beaches Ramsar Wetland Ormara Turtle Beaches Ramsar Wetland • Extends for 6mi (10km) along Arabian Sea, Balochistan
Astola (Haft Talar) Island Ramsar WetlandAstola (Haft Talar) Island Ramsar Wetland• Astola (Haft Talar) Island, 16mi (25km) S of Balochistan coast
Farasan Islands Marine ReserveFarasan Islands Marine Reserve• 128 islands lying 26mi (42km) off southern Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia at Jizan, 16°40'N, 42°00'E
Sanganeb Atoll Marine National ParkSanganeb Atoll Marine National Park• 19mi (30km) NE of Port Sudan City, Red Sea, 19°38'N, 37°07'E
Dungonab Bay-Mukkawar Island Marine Protected AreaDungonab Bay-Mukkawar Island Marine Protected Area• NE of Port Sudan City, Red Sea
Marawah Marine Protected AreaMarawah Marine Protected Area• 93km (150km) from Abu Dhabi
Socotra Islands Protected AreaSocotra Islands Protected Area• Socotra Islands, Gulf of Aden
Saya de Malha Banks MPASaya de Malha Banks MPA• High seas, W Indian Ocean, including small portion of Mauritius and Seychelles EEZs
Amsterdam and St Paul Marine ReserveÎle Amsterdam et Île Saint-Paul Reserve Marine• Midway between Africa and Australia in far S Indian Ocean; Amsterdam: 37°50'S, 77°31'E; St Paul: 38°43'S, 77°31'E
Velondriake MPAVelondriake MPA• SW Madagascar
Mayotte Marine Natural ParkParc naturel marin de Mayotte• Mayotte, SW Indian Ocean
2nd Edition: Primeiras and Segundas Reserve/National Park
Post 2nd Edition: Primeiras & Segundas Archipelago MPA
2nd Edition: Primeiras and Segundas Reserve/National Park
Post 2nd Edition: Primeiras & Segundas Archipelago MPA
• Zambezia and Nampula provinces, 16°59'54''S, 38°34'20''E
Quirimbas National ParkQuirimbas National Park• Cabo Delgado Province, Quirimbas Archipelago, near Pemba
Anse aux Anglais, Grand Bassin, Passe Demie, Rivière Banane Marine ReservesAnse aux Anglais, Grand Bassin, Passe Demie, Rivière Banane Marine Reserves• 4 areas off N Rodrigues: Anse aux Anglais, Grand Bassin, Passe Demie, Rivière Banane
2nd Edition: Aldabra Atoll Special Reserve and World Heritage Site
Post 2nd Edition: Aldabra Marine National Park
2nd Edition: Aldabra Atoll Special Reserve and World Heritage Site
Post 2nd Edition: Aldabra Marine National Park
• Centred on Aldabra Atoll 715mi (1150km) SW of Mahé in the Seychelles, 9°25'S, 46°25'E
Pemba Channel Conservation Area (PECCA)Pemba Channel Conservation Area (PECCA) • Pemba Channel off entire W coast of Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Tanga Coelacanth Marine ParkTanga Coelacanth Marine Park• Muheza District, S Tanga coast on the border with Kenya
Savu Sea MPAKKP – Kawasan Konservasi Perairan Laut Sawu• Lesser Sunda (Nusa Tenggara) Islands
Kaimana MPAKKLD Kaimana• Kaimana’s jurisdictional waters, to 4nm (7.5km) from shore, Triton Bay, West Papua
Dampier Strait MPAKKLD Selat Dampier• W Dampier Strait and Sagewin Strait, West Papua
Kofiau and Boo Islands MPAKKLD Kofiau dan Boo• Kofiau and Boo Islands, off West Papua
Berau MPAKKL Berau• Derawan Archipelago, East Kalimantan
Bontang-East Kutai MPABontang-East Kutai MPA• Coastal waters to 500m depth S and including Mangkalihat peninsula
Natural Reserve Habitat Pesut Mahakam Kawasan Pelestarian Alam Habitat Pesut Mahakam• 50mi (80km) length of Mahakam River between Tepian Ulak and Rambayan and the Kedang Pahu River between Muara Pahu and Muara Jelau; West Kutai District, East Kalimantan
Mahakam River between Pela and Muara Kaman PAMahakam River between Pela and Muara Kaman PA• 17mi (27km) section of Mahakam River between Pela and Muara Kaman, including Kedang Rantau River upstream to Sebintulung, Kedang Kepala River upstream to Muara Siran and Pela River and S part of Semayang Lake, East Kalimantan
Pahang Marine ParkPahang Marine Park• 20mi (32km) E from state of Pahang, peninsular Malaysia
Tun Sakaran Marine Park (Semporna Islands Park)Tun Sakaran Marine Park (Semporna Islands Park)• 12mi (20km) off the shores of Semporna on the E coast of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
Pulau Tiga Marine ParkPulau Tiga Marine Park• N of Kuala Penyu
Songkhla Lake Dolphin PASongkhla Lake Dolphin PA• Middle portion of upper Thale Luang
2nd Edition: Coral Sea Conservation Zone
Post 2nd Edition: Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve
2nd Edition: Coral Sea Conservation Zone
Post 2nd Edition: Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve
• Coral Sea extending from the edge of the boundary with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the EEZ boundary of Australia
Coringa-Herald and Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve (referred to as Coral Sea NNR)Coringa-Herald and Lihou Reef National Nature Reserve (referred to as Coral Sea NNR)• Coral Sea Islands territory to the east of the Great Barrier Reef; the two reserves are separated by 60mi (100km) of open ocean
Motu Motiro Hiva Marine ParkParque Marino Motu Motiro Hiva• Offshore Chilean islet, 26°28'17
War in the Pacific National Historical Park War in the Pacific National Historical Park • Inshore waters, Guam
Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA)Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA)• Phoenix Islands
Lagoons of New Caledonia World Heritage SiteLes Lagons de Nouvelle-Calédonie World Heritage Site• Coast of New Caledonia and Îles Loyauté to the E, Coral Sea, 17°50'–23°10'S, 162°45'–167°45'E
Mariana Trench Marine National MonumentMariana Trench Marine National Monument• Mariana Trench
Pacific Remote Islands Marine National MonumentPacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument• Pacific Remote Islands
Palau Marine Mammal SanctuaryPalau Marine Mammal Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
Kimbe Bay Marine Conservation AreaKimbe Bay Marine Conservation Area• Kimbe Bay, 5°28'0
Tokelau Whale SanctuaryTokelau Whale Sanctuary• National waters (EEZ limit)
San Pedro Martir Island Biosphere ReserveReserva de la Biosfera Isla San Pedro Mártir• Mid portion of Gulf of California, 28°18'–28°28'N, 112°13'–112°23'W
Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protection AreaÁrea de Protección de Flora y Fauna Islas del Golfo de California • Gulf of California, 22°59'–32°00'N, 106°00'–115°00'W
Marieta Islands National Park Parque Nacional Islas Marietas• Bahía Banderas, off the coast of Nayarit state, 4mi (6km) SW of Punta de Mita
Cabo Pulmo National Marine ParkParque Nacional Marino Cabo Pulmo• Los Cabos Municipality, Baja California state, 23°22'–23°30'N, 109°23'–109°29'W
Espirítu Santo Insular ComplexEspirítu Santo Insular Complex• Near La Paz, Baja California Sur, 24°24'–24°36'N, 110°18'–110°27'W
Bahía de los Angeles, Canales de Ballenas y Salsipuedes Biosphere ReserveBahía de los Angeles, Canales de Ballenas y Salsipuedes Reserva de la Biosfera• Ensenada, Gulf of California
San Lorenzo Archipelago (Marine) National ParkParque Nacional Marino Archipiélago de San Lorenzo• Ensenada, Gulf of California
Cabo San Lucas Underwater Refuge ZoneCabo San Lucas Zona de Refugio Submarino de Flora, Fauna y Condiciones Ecológicas del Fondo• Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Southwest Lantau Marine ParkSouthwest Lantau Marine Park• SW Hong Kong waters
Soko Islands Marine ParkSoko Islands Marine Park• SW Hong Kong waters
Brothers Islands Marine ParkBrothers Islands Marine Park• NW Hong Kong waters
Taishan Daijin Island Chinese White Dolphin Provincial Nature ReserveTaishan Daijin Island Chinese White Dolphin Provincial Nature Reserve• Huangmao Sea, Guangdong Province
Hepu Dugong (State) National Nature ReserveHepu Dugong (State) National Nature Reserve• Beibu Gulf, Guangxi Province
Shishou Tian-e-Zhou Baiji National Natural ReserveShishou Tian-e-Zhou Baiji National Natural Reserve• Shishou City, Hubei Province
Tongling Yangtze Freshwater Cetacean National Natural Reserve Tongling Yangtze Freshwater Cetacean National Natural Reserve • Tongling City, Anhui Province
Zhenjiang Yangtze Cetacean Provincial Natural Reserve Zhenjiang Yangtze Cetacean Provincial Natural Reserve • Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province
Poyang Lake Yangtze Finless Porpoise Provincial Natural Reserve Poyang Lake Yangtze Finless Porpoise Provincial Natural Reserve • Poyang Lake and Yangtze River at Balijiang, Jiangxi Province
Yueyang East Dongting Lake Yangtze Cetacean Natural Reserve Yueyang East Dongting Lake Yangtze Cetacean Natural Reserve • Yueyang City, Hunan Province, East Dongting Lake
Anqing Yangtze Cetacean Natural Reserve Anqing Yangtze Cetacean Natural Reserve • Anqing City, Anhui Province in lower reach, Yangtze River
Shiretoko National Park and World Heritage SiteShiretoko National Park and World Heritage Site• Shiretoko Peninsula, NE Hokkaido
Batanes Islands Protected Land and SeascapeBatanes Islands Protected Land and Seascape• N Philippines, Luzon Strait, 112mi (180km) SE of Taiwan
Costa Rica Dome MPACosta Rica Dome MPA• Eastern Tropical Pacific on the high seas and waters of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and México
Chilean National Cetacean Protection ZoneZona libre de caza de cetáceos• National waters (EEZ limit)
Isla Chañaral Marine ReserveIsla Chañaral Marine Reserve• Part of system of 5 islands in N central Chile (between III and IV regions) around the 3 islands forming the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve
Cape Horn UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserve Reserva de la Biosfera Cabo de Hornos• Cape Horn and adjacent waters
San Ignacio de Huinay Multiple Use Marine and Coastal Area (also known as AMPC Fiordo Comau)San Ignacio de Huinay Multiple Use Marine and Coastal Area (also known as AMPC Fiordo Comau)• Comau fjord at Huinay farm in Region Los Lagos (X), 42°17'34''–42°25'08''S, 72°27'53''–72°25'10''W
Isla Grande de Atacama Multiple Use Marine and Coastal Protected AreaAMCP Isla Grande de Atacama• Between Punta Morro and Copiapó River, Atacama region III, N Chile, 27°14'S, 70°57'W, including Chata Chica and Grande islands
2nd Edition: Tictoc Melimoyu MPA
Post 2nd Edition: Tic Toc Marine Park
2nd Edition: Tictoc Melimoyu MPA
Post 2nd Edition: Tic Toc Marine Park
• Tictoc Bay in X Region de Los Lagos, Patagonia
Tortel Multiple Use Marine and Coastal AreaTortel Multiple Use Marine and Coastal Area• Part of Golfo de Penas and all inner waterbodies between 47°S and 48°45'S with the continental shore as E limit and 75°35'W as W limit, XI Region of Aysen
Malpelo Island Flora and Fauna SanctuarySantuario de Fauna y Flora Malpelo• 265mi (490km) W of Buenaventura coast
Costa Rican Whale and Dolphin SanctuaryCosta Rican Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary• National waters of Costa Rica including the Caribbean and Pacific (EEZ limit)
Manuel Antonio National ParkParque Nacional Manuel Antonio• 33mi (62km) S of San José and 4mi (7km) S of Quepos in Puntarenas Province, 9°23'N, 84°09'W
Santa Rosa National ParkParque Nacional Santa Rosa• 160mi (258km) NW of San José
Guanacaste Conservation AreaÁrea de Conservación Guanacaste• NW of San José in rectangle defined by 10°44'–11°06'N and 85°15'–86°00'W
Las Baulas National Marine Park (Tamarindo/Playa Grande)Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas (Tamarindo/Playa Grande)• Playa Grande, Nicoya Peninsula, near Tamarindo
Santa Elena Fauna ReserveProducción Faunística Marine Costero Puntilla de Santa Elena • Westernmost point of Ecuador
El Morro ReserveRefugio de Vida Silvestre Manglares el Morro• Guayas Province
Coastal Marine Zones of Guatemala Zonas marinas costeras de Guatemala• SW coast Guatemala
San Juan del Sur Humpback Whale MPASan Juan del Sur Humpback Whale MPA• W coast Nicaragua
Panamá Marine CorridorCorredor Marino de Panamá para la Protección de los Mamíferos Marinos)• National waters of Panamá including the Caribbean and Pacific (EEZ limit)
Punta Patiño WetlandHumedal Punta Patiño• Punta Patiño
Las Perlas Archipelago Special Coastal Management ZoneZona Especial de Manejo Marino-Costero del Archipiélago de Las Perlas • Las Perlas Archipelago, Gulf of Panamá
Guano Islands and Capes National ReserveReserva Nacional de Sistemas de Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras• Network of 22 islands and island groups, 7 coastal capes and marine waters extending along the Peruvian coast
Apollo Commonwealth Marine ReserveApollo Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Off Apollo Bay, Victoria’s W coast, shallow waters on continental shelf
Beagle Commonwealth Marine ReserveBeagle Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Entirely within the shallow Bass Strait, mostly 50m–70m depths, with its NW edge abutting Victorian waters to the SE of Wilson’s Promontory
Boags Commonwealth Marine ReserveBoags Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Off the NW tip of Tasmania, N of Three Hummock Island (the reserve is wholly within W Bass Strait with a depth range mostly between 50m–80m)
East Gippsland Commonwealth Marine ReserveEast Gippsland Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Off SE Australia
Flinders Commonwealth Marine ReserveFlinders Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Off SE Australia and E of Tasmania
Franklin Commonwealth Marine ReserveFranklin Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Off the NW tip of Tasmania, S of King Island
Freycinet Commonwealth Marine ReserveFreycinet Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Off the W coast of Tasmania, covering 40m–3000m
Murray Commonwealth Marine ReserveMurray Commonwealth Marine Reserve• S of the River Murray mouth off South Australia for a distance of 400+km from inshore state waters to the edge of Australia’s EEZ
Nelson Commonwealth Marine ReserveNelson Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Off South Australia to the W of Tasmania spanning deep-water ecosystems
South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine ReserveSouth Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Mid-continental slope of South Tasman Rise in 1200m–3000m depths to edge of Australia’s EEZ
Tasman Fracture Commonwealth Marine ReserveTasman Fracture Commonwealth Marine Reserve• Off SW Tasmania from the continental shelf to the EEZ boundary
Zeehan Commonwealth Marine ReserveZeehan Commonwealth Marine Reserve• W and SW of King Island in Commonwealth waters surrounding NW Tasmania, covering a broad depth range from 50m–3000m
West Australian Cetacean Marine Sanctuary NetworkWest Australian Cetacean Marine Sanctuary Network• West Australian state and Commonwealth waters, mainly Western Australia, but also parts of South Australia and Northern Territory, Indian Ocean
Batemans Marine ParkBatemans Marine Park• N end of Murramarang Beach near Bawley Point to Wallaga Lake in the S, including all of seabed and waters from the mean high water mark on the coast to 3nm (5.6km) offshore; includes all estuaries, creeks, rivers and lakes (except Nargal Lake) to the limit of tidal influence
Nuyts Archipelago Marine ParkNuyts Archipelago Marine Park• Includes Nuyts Reef complex, Fowlers Bay, Nuyts Archipelago, St Francis Isles and adjacent coastal bays, W coast of South Australia
West Coast Bays Marine ParkWest Coast Bays Marine Park• W coast of South Australia including Sceale, Venus and Baird Bays
Investigator Marine ParkInvestigator Marine Park• W coast of South Australia including surf beaches S of Elliston, offshore Investigator Island Group and Cap Island Conservation Park
Thorny Passage Marine ParkThorny Passage Marine Park• Adjacent to the Jussieu Peninsula and includes waters between Coffin Bay and Memory Cove and Greenly and Rocky Islands
Sir Joseph Banks Group Marine ParkSir Joseph Banks Group Marine Park• Lower western Spencer Gulf including waters adjacent to Tumby Bay, the islands of the Sir Joseph Banks Group and Dangerous Reef
Neptune Islands Group Marine ParkNeptune Islands Group Marine Park• Includes the whole Neptune Islands Group, offshore waters adjacent to the mouth of Spencer Gulf, South Australia
Gambier Islands Group Marine ParkGambier Islands Group Marine Park• Includes the whole of the Gambier Islands Group in the mouth of Spencer Gulf in South Australia
Franklin Harbor Marine ParkFranklin Harbor Marine Park• Central W side of Spencer Gulf, between Gibbon Point and Munyaroo Conservation Park including waters of Franklin Harbor
Upper Spencer Gulf Marine ParkUpper Spencer Gulf Marine Park• Upper reaches of Spencer Gulf, including waters N of a line from Whyalla-Cowleds Landing Aquatic Reserve extending across the Gulf to Jarrold Point
Eastern Spencer Gulf Marine ParkEastern Spencer Gulf Marine Park• E side of Spencer Gulf, just N of Port Rickaby and extending to Cape Elizabeth, including Goose Island Conservation Park islands
Southern Spencer Gulf Marine ParkSouthern Spencer Gulf Marine Park• At the foot of Yorke Peninsula and the central N coast of Kangaroo Island
Lower Yorke Peninsula Marine ParkLower Yorke Peninsula Marine Park• At the heel of Yorke Peninsula, from Point Davenport Conservation Park to Stansbury, and includes Troubridge Island
Upper Gulf St Vincent Marine ParkUpper Gulf St Vincent Marine Park• Upper reaches of Gulf St Vincent, N of line from Parara Point to the N end of Port Gawler Beach
Western Kangaroo Island Marine ParkWestern Kangaroo Island Marine Park• W side of Kangaroo Island between Cape Forbin and Sanderson Bay; park includes Casuarina Islets and Lipson Reef
Southern Kangaroo Island Marine ParkSouthern Kangaroo Island Marine Park• Located on the S side of Kangaroo Island between D’Estrees Bay and the W end of Seal Bay Conservation Park, including North Rock, Young Rock and South West Rock
Upper South East Marine ParkUpper South East Marine Park• SE South Australia between Nora Creina and the Coorong
Lower South East Marine ParkLower South East Marine Park• Located in SE South Australia near Victorian border and divided into 2 sections: adjacent to Canunda National Park and from MacDonnell Bay W of French Point to Victorian border
Ngari Capes Marine ParkNgari Capes Marine Park• 140mi–200mi (225km–320km) S of Perth
Regnard Marine Management AreaRegnard Marine Management Area• Mainland coast W of Dampier, extending from Eaglehawk Island and West Intercourse Islands to SW Regnard Island
Kent Group Marine ReserveKent Group Marine Reserve• Including Dover and Erith Islands and Murray Passage as well as part of the western coast of Deal Island
Port Davey Marine ReservePort Davey Marine Reserve• Including Port Davey, Bathurst Channel and Bathurst Harbour
Clifford and Cloudy Bay Marine Mammal SanctuaryClifford and Cloudy Bay Marine Mammal Sanctuary• From Cape Campbell, extending offshore for 12nm (22km) towards Tory Channel
Catlins Coast Marine Mammal SanctuaryCatlins Coast Marine Mammal Sanctuary• From Three Brother’s Point 5nm (9km) offshore to a point 7nm (13km) offshore to Bushy Point Beacon
Te Waewae Bay Marine Mammal SanctuaryTe Waewae Bay Marine Mammal Sanctuary• S of South Island, a line from Pahia Point to Sand Hill Point
Hauraki Gulf Marine ParkHauraki Gulf Marine Park• Hauraki Gulf, off Auckland
Parininihi Marine ReserveParininihi Marine Reserve• Far S of Taranaki Bight
Nga Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Protected Area Nga Motu/Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Protected Area • Adjacent to Port Taranaki
Campbell Island Marine ReserveCampbell Island Marine Reserve• Southernmost subantarctic islands of New Zealand
Kermadec Marine ParkKermadec Marine Park• Kermadec Islands including a large part of the Kermadec Trench between NE New Zealand and Tonga
Zernov’s Phyllophora Field State Botanical Preserve Zernov’s Phyllophora Field State Botanical Preserve • NW Black Sea, Ukrainian waters
Jeanette Kawas National Park Parque Nacional Jeannette Kawas• Tela, Atlántica dept
Dahlak Marine National ParkDahlak Marine National Park• Dahlak Archipelago, off NE Eritrea, S Red Sea, 15°40'N, 40°10'E
New Zealand Dolphin SanctuaryNew Zealand Dolphin Sanctuary• Including MPAs for all Hector’s dolphin and Maui’s subspecies
South-East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]South-East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• South-East Commonwealth waters
North Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] North Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] • North Commonwealth waters
Temperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] Temperate East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] • East Commonwealth waters
South-West Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]South-West Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• South-West Commonwealth waters
Southern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale SanctuarySouthern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary• The sanctuary consists of southern hemisphere waters S of 40°S between 130°W and 130°E, S of 55°S between 130°E and 20°E, S of 40°S between 20°E and 50°W, S of 60°S between 50°W and 130°W
Southern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale SanctuarySouthern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary• The sanctuary consists of southern hemisphere waters S of 40°S between 130°W and 130°E, S of 55°S between 130°E and 20°E, S of 40°S between 20°E and 50°W, S of 60°S between 50°W and 130°W
Southern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale SanctuarySouthern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary• The sanctuary consists of southern hemisphere waters S of 40°S between 130°W and 130°E, S of 55°S between 130°E and 20°E, S of 40°S between 20°E and 50°W, S of 60°S between 50°W and 130°W
North-West Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]North-West Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• North-West Commonwealth waters
Indian Ocean SanctuaryIndian Ocean Sanctuary• Covering parts of Marine Regions 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 18, this sanctuary consists of those waters of the northern hemisphere from the coast of Africa to 100°E (including the Red and Arabian seas and the Gulf of Oman) and those waters of the southern hemisphere between 20°E and 130°E from the Equator to 55°S
Indian Ocean SanctuaryIndian Ocean Sanctuary• Covering parts of Marine Regions 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 18, this sanctuary consists of those waters of the northern hemisphere from the coast of Africa to 100°E (including the Red and Arabian seas and the Gulf of Oman) and those waters of the southern hemisphere between 20°E and 130°E from the Equator to 55°S
Indian Ocean SanctuaryIndian Ocean Sanctuary• Covering parts of Marine Regions 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 18, this sanctuary consists of those waters of the northern hemisphere from the coast of Africa to 100°E (including the Red and Arabian seas and the Gulf of Oman) and those waters of the southern hemisphere between 20°E and 130°E from the Equator to 55°S
Indian Ocean SanctuaryIndian Ocean Sanctuary• Covering parts of Marine Regions 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 18, this sanctuary consists of those waters of the northern hemisphere from the coast of Africa to 100°E (including the Red and Arabian seas and the Gulf of Oman) and those waters of the southern hemisphere between 20°E and 130°E from the Equator to 55°S
Indian Ocean SanctuaryIndian Ocean Sanctuary• Covering parts of Marine Regions 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 18, this sanctuary consists of those waters of the northern hemisphere from the coast of Africa to 100°E (including the Red and Arabian seas and the Gulf of Oman) and those waters of the southern hemisphere between 20°E and 130°E from the Equator to 55°S
South Pacific Whale SanctuarySouth Pacific Whale Sanctuary• Spread across Marine Regions 14 and 18, this sanctuary is proposed for those waters of the southern hemisphere from the Equator to 40°S between longitude 120°W and 141°E and those waters from the S coast of Australia to 40°S to 130°E (141°E marks the boundary between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
South Atlantic SanctuarySouth Atlantic Sanctuary• Spread across Marine Regions 8 and 9, this sanctuary is proposed for those waters of the southern hemisphere from the Equator to 40°S between longitude 20°E and 50°W and those waters from the Equator to 60°S between longitude 50°W and the line following the western limit of the Argentinian EEZ S of Tierra del Fuego
South Atlantic SanctuarySouth Atlantic Sanctuary• Spread across Marine Regions 8 and 9, this sanctuary is proposed for those waters of the southern hemisphere from the Equator to 40°S between longitude 20°E and 50°W and those waters from the Equator to 60°S between longitude 50°W and the line following the western limit of the Argentinian EEZ S of Tierra del Fuego
South Pacific Whale SanctuarySouth Pacific Whale Sanctuary• Spread across Marine Regions 14 and 18, this sanctuary is proposed for those waters of the southern hemisphere from the Equator to 40°S between longitude 120°W and 141°E and those waters from the S coast of Australia to 40°S to 130°E (141°E marks the boundary between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
Southern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale SanctuarySouthern Ocean Sanctuary (including Antarctica), also known as the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary• The sanctuary consists of southern hemisphere waters S of 40°S between 130°W and 130°E, S of 55°S between 130°E and 20°E, S of 40°S between 20°E and 50°W, S of 60°S between 50°W and 130°W
Indian Ocean SanctuaryIndian Ocean Sanctuary• Covering parts of Marine Regions 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 18, this sanctuary consists of those waters of the northern hemisphere from the coast of Africa to 100°E (including the Red and Arabian seas and the Gulf of Oman) and those waters of the southern hemisphere between 20°E and 130°E from the Equator to 55°S
Los Cóbanos Reef National Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Área Nacional Protegida Arrecife Los Cóbanos [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Punta Remedios, south of the port of Acajutla
Seamounts Marine Management Area (Las Gemelas) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Área Marina de Manejo Montes Submarinos (Las Gemelas) [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 342 mi (550 km) off the coast of Costa Rica around Cocos Island
Makenke Coastal Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Makenke Parque Marino Costero [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• at the entrance of the Ria San Julian
Southern Kangaroo Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Southern Kangaroo Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to South Australia’s Southern Kangaroo Island Marine Park (18.88)
Western Kangaroo Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Western Kangaroo Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to South Australia’s Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park (18.87)
Raja Ampat Shark and Manta Ray Sanctuary [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Raja Ampat Shark and Manta Ray Sanctuary [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• waters of the Regency Government of Raja Ampat
Western Eyre Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Western Eyre Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to South Australia’s Nuyts Archipelago, West Coast Bays and Investigator Marine Parks (18.74, 18.75, 18.76)
Great Australian Bight Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Great Australian Bight Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters encompassing the existing Great Australian Bight Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters) (18.36) and adjacent to South Australia’s Far West Coast and Nuyts Archipelago Marine Parks (18.36 and 18.74)
Twilight Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Twilight Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to the state water boundary of Western Australia
Eastern Recherche Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Eastern Recherche Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to the Recherche Archipelago
Bremer Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Bremer Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters offshore of coastal environments protected in the Fitzgerald River National Park and Biosphere Reserve
South-west Corner Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]South-west Corner Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia’s Ngari Capes Marine Park (18.91) and covering an area from Cape Leeuwin extending eastward to Esperance
Geographe Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Geographe Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia’s Ngari Capes Marine Park (18.91)
Perth Canyon Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Perth Canyon Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters off the state waters boundary north of Perth and Rottnest Island, extending westward into deep water off the continental shelf, and including parts of Perth Canyon. It is located west of Western Australia’s Rottnest Island Reserve
Two Rocks Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Two Rocks Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters to the north-west of Western Australia’s Marmion Marine Park (18.40)
Jurien Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Jurien Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to the existing Western Australian Jurien Bay Marine Park in state waters (18.41)
Abrolhos Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Abrolhos Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to the Houtman Abrolhos Islands and extending into deep water off the continental shelf down to the abyssal plain. The northernmost part of the shelf component of the reserve, north of Kalbarri, is adjacent to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area (18.42)
Shark Bay Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Shark Bay Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area (18.42)
Gascoyne Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Gascoyne Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to and to the west of the Ningaloo Commonwealth Marine Reserve (18.123), and extending into deep waters of the region out to the limit of the EEZ
Montebello Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Montebello Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters approximately 20 kms north of Barrow Island and 125 kms west of Dampier. The reserve abuts the Montebello Islands Marine Park (18.45)
Dampier Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Dampier Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters offshore from Dampier and abuts the proposed Western Australian Dampier Archipelago Marine Park (18.139)
Eighty Mile Beach Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Eighty Mile Beach Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters north east of Port Headland and abuts the Western Australian Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park (18.136)
Roebuck Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Roebuck Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters off the coast of the Kimberley region, just to the southeast of Broome
Argo-Rowley Terrace Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Argo-Rowley Terrace Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters offshore North-west of Broome and spans a large area from the limit of Australia’s EEZ to the beginnings of the North-west Transition. It encloses Western Australia’s Rowley Shoals Marine Park (18.43)
Kimberley Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Kimberley Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters from the Lacepede Islands in the north to the Holothuria Banks offshore from Cape Bougainville
Ningaloo Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] (originally listed as part of 18.9)Ningaloo Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] (originally listed as part of 18.9)• Commonwealth waters along the west coast of the Cape Range peninsula near Exmouth in western Australia, approximately 1200 km north of Perth. It abuts the Western Australian Ningaloo Marine Park (18.9) and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area
Joseph Bonaparte Gulf Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Joseph Bonaparte Gulf Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, north of Wyndham in Western Australia and to the west of Wadeye in the Northern Territory
Arnhem Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Arnhem Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters adjacent to the Northern Territory waters surrounding the Goulburn Islands, to the waters north of Maningrida
Limmen Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Limmen Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters located in the south-west of the Gulf of Carpentaria between the Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands and Maria Island in the Limmen Bight
Gifford Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Gifford Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters approximately 480 kms north of Lord Howe Island and borders on the limit of Australia’s EEZ
Norfolk Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Norfolk Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters centred around Norfolk Island, spanning more than 700 kms in a north-south alignment over the Norfolk Ridge
Lord Howe Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] (originally listed as part of 18.5)Lord Howe Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] (originally listed as part of 18.5)• Commonwealth waters which span 680 kms in a north-south alignment over the Lord Howe seamount chain. The Lord Howe Commonwealth Marine Reserve abuts the New South Wales Lord Howe Island Marine Park (18.5)
Central Eastern Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Central Eastern Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters extending from shelf-edge depths approximately 30 kms offshore to deep ocean waters approximately 200 kms offshore. It spans more than 500 kms in a north-south alignment over the southern seamounts of the Tasmantid Seamount Chain
Solitary Islands Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] (originally listed as part of 18.2)Solitary Islands Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition] (originally listed as part of 18.2)• Commonwealth waters approximately 5.5 km offshore adjacent to the area between Coffs Harbour and Sandon Bluffs
Cod Grounds Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Cod Grounds Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters approximately 5.5 kms offshore, protecting the Cod Grounds pinnacles and some surrounding habitat adjacent to the area between Diamond Head and Point Perpendicular
Hunter Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Hunter Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters covering an area stretching from the outer limit of New South Wales state waters to approximately 100 kms offshore adjacent to the area between Port Stephens and Sugarloaf Point. The Hunter Commonwealth Marine Reserve abuts part of the New South Wales Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park (18.23)
Jervis Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Jervis Commonwealth Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Commonwealth waters approximately 20 kms offshore extending into deep water off the continental shelf down to the abyssal plain, adjacent to Jervis Bay National Park (18.22)
Camden Sound Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Lalang-garram / Camden Sound Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Camden Sound, 186mi (300km) north of Broome
Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• between Mulla Mulla Down Creek in the south-west and Cape Missiessy in the north-east
Roebuck Bay Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Yawuru Nagulagun Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• south of Broome
Great Kimberley Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Great Kimberley Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• from Talbot bay northwards to the Northern Territory border
Dampier Archipelago Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Dampier Archipelago Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• comprises 42 islands, islets and rocks, within a 45 km radius of Dampier, off the north-west coast of Western Australia approximately 1650 km north of Perth
Saros Körfezi Special Environmental Protection Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Saros Körfezi Special Environmental Protection Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Gulf of Saros, northern Aegean Sea
Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Swatch of No Ground Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• includes deep waters at the head of the submarine canyon from which it gets its name as well as coastal waters offshore from the Sundarbans mangrove forest
Austral Islands Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Austral Islands Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• waters around the Austral Islands
Rathlin Island SAC [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Rathlin Island SAC [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 55°18'N 6°13'W
Josephine Seamount OSPAR Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Josephine Seamount OSPAR Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• east of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, between Madeira and mainland Portugal
Milne Seamount OSPAR Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Milne Seamount OSPAR Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition• remote area to the west of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Mid-Atlantic Ridge North of the Azores OSPAR Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Mid-Atlantic Ridge North of the Azores OSPAR Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• area of the high seas on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge north of the Azores
Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• 340 miles along the Alaska Peninsula, between Becharof National Wildlife Refuge and Izembek National Wildlife Refuge
Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• a group of seven small craggy islands and their adjacent waters in northern Bristol Bay, approximately 65 mi (105 km) southwest of Dillingham
Qaqulluit National Wildlife Reserve [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Qaqulluit National Wildlife Reserve [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• 67°14’N, 62°28’W located on the north-eastern tip of Qaqulluit Island, a small island off the eastern coast of Baffin Island approximately 62 mi (100 km) southeast of Qikiqtarjuaq (formerly Broughton Island) and just north of the Cumberland Peninsula, Nunavut
Nearshore Bristol Bay Trawl Closure [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Nearshore Bristol Bay Trawl Closure [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• Bristol Bay, south west Alaska
Pribilof Island Area Habitat Conservation Zone [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Pribilof Island Area Habitat Conservation Zone [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• Bering Sea
Assateague Island National Seashore [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Assateague Island National Seashore [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• Assateague Island is located close to Chincoteague Island, Virginia and Ocean City, Maryland
Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• the southernmost island of the Virginia barrier island chain, located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay
Tyrella & Minerstown ASSI [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Tyrella & Minerstown ASSI [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• within Dundrum Bay, Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland
Lundy Marine Conservation Zone [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Lundy Marine Conservation Zone [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• situated 11 mi (19 km) off the North Devon coast, Lundy is the largest island in the Bristol Channel
Strangford Lough Marine Conservation Zone [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Strangford Lough Marine Conservation Zone [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• large sea loch or inlet in County Down, in the east of Northern Ireland. It is the largest inlet in the British Isles
Pembrokeshire Marine SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Pembrokeshire Marine SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• on Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, 51°43'35''N, 5°36'57''W
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• 55°39'14
Soariake Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Soariake Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• SW Madagascar
Ankivonjy and Ankarea Marine Parks [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Ankivonjy and Ankarea Marine Parks [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• NW Madagascar
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]The Wash and North Norfolk Coast SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• the largest bay and the second largest expanse of mud and sandflats in Britain 52°56'13''N, 0°19'5''E
Galway Bay Complex SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Galway Bay Complex SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• situated on the west coast of Ireland, this site comprises the inner, shallow part of a large bay 53° 11' 57''N, 9° 2' 30''W
Ballysadare Bay SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Ballysadare Bay SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• Ballysadare Bay is the most southerly of three inlets of the larger Sligo Bay 54° 14' 15''N, 8° 34' 31''W
Rutland Island and Sound SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Rutland Island and Sound SAC [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• Rutland Island and Sound SAC lies between Aran Island and Burtonport in north-west Donegal 54° 57' 59''N, 8° 26' 52''W
Everglades National Park [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Everglades National Park [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• situated on the southern tip of the Florida Peninsula
Biscayne National Park [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Biscayne National Park [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• southern Florida, south of Miami
Gulf Islands National Seashore [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Gulf Islands National Seashore [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• covers two island chains off the coast of Mississippi and Florida’s panhandle
Canaveral National Seashore [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Canaveral National Seashore [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• situated on a barrier island between New Smyrna Beach, Titusville, and Cape Canaveral, along Florida's Central East Coast
Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• on the Caloosahatchee River within the city of Fort Myers
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• 28°21′28″N 80°41′5″W - east coast of Florida
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• between Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties along the Gulf Coast of northwest Florida
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• saltwater bays, estuaries and brackish marshes at the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River, approximately 65 mi (105 km) north of St. Petersburg, Florida
Rookery Bay National Estuary Reserve [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Rookery Bay National Estuary Reserve [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico
Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 350 mi (850 km) off the coast of Chile 26°19′12″ S, 80°W
Easter Island Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Rapa Nui Rahui Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 27°7′S, 109°22′W
Cabo Blanco Marine Management Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Área Marina de Manejo Cabo Blanco [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Cordillera de Coiba MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Cordillera de Coiba MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• south of Coiba National Park
Banco Volcan MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Banco Volcan MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• offshore of Colón province
Palau National Marine Sanctuary [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Palau National Marine Sanctuary [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Covering 80% of National waters (EEZ limit)
Ascension Island Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Ascension Island Marine Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,000 mi (1,600 km) from the coast of Africa and 1,400 mi (2,250 km) from the coast of Brazil, 7°56′S 14°25′W
North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat - Northeastern US Foraging Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat - Northeastern US Foraging Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank region
St Helena Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]St Helena Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 4,000 km east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,950 km west of the Cunene River, which marks the border between Namibia and Angola in southwestern Africa, 15°57′S, 5°43′W
Tristan da Cunha Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Tristan da Cunha Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• group of volcanic islands including Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale, Inaccessible and Gough Islands, 2,400 km from South Africa and 3,360 km from South America, 37°7′S, 12°17′W
Anguniaqvia Niqiqyuam Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Anguniaqvia Niqiqyuam Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Darnley Bay - a large inlet in the Northwest Territories, Canada, 70°N, 124°30′ W
Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 130 mi (210 km) southeast of Cape Cod
Clipperton Island Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Clipperton Island Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Clipperton Island is an uninhabited coral atoll in the eastern Pacific, 10°18′N 109°13′W
Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• off the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Biosphere Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Pacific Biosphere Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• deep-sea multi-use MPA off the Pacific coast of Mexico
Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]• in the municipality of Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo
St. Anns Bank Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]St. Anns Bank Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• east of Cape Breton, and includes most of St. Anns Bank, Scatarie Bank, and a portion of the Laurentian Slope and Channel
Cabo de Hornos and Islas Diego Ramírez Marine Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Marine Park Cabo de Hornos e Islas Diego Ramírez [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• the islands lie about 65 mi (105 km) west-southwest of Cape Horn
Juan Fernández Archipelago Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Juan Fernández Archipelago Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• 416 mi (670 km) off the coast of Chile 33°38′42.5″S 78°49′23.48″W
The 'Great Far Ocean' Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]The 'Great Far Ocean' Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• National waters (EEZ limit)
Niue Large-Scale Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Niue Large-Scale Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• island of Niue and Beveridge Reef, an uninhabited, semi-submerged atoll within Niue’s waters
Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• Located off Mexico’s Pacific coast, about 500 mi (800 km) west of the city of Manzanillo and 250 mi (400 km) south of Cabo San Lucas
East Antarctic Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]East Antarctic Marine Protected Area [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]• The MacRobertson, Drygalski and D’Urville Sea-Mertz areas off Antarctica

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