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List of 22 records

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1. Management Protected Areas: Micronesia, American Samoa. There are four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in American Samoa, one of which is a notake area (Rose Atoll, Table 24). Together, these MPAs account for about 6% of the territory’s coral reefs. Bu...
There are four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in American Samoa, one of which is a notake area (Rose Atoll, Table 24). Together, these MPAs account for about 6% of the territory’s coral reefs. But protection in these areas through regular surveillance...


2. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. Australia has a National Oceans Policy that includes strong commitments to protect marine biodiversity and is backed up by financial and human resources to plan marine protected...
Australia has a National Oceans Policy that includes strong commitments to protect marine biodiversity and is backed up by financial and human resources to plan marine protected areas and provide considerable enforcement of legislation. The area of...


3. Management Protected Areas: Micronesia, American Samoa. There are 4 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in American Samoa, only one of which is a ‘no-take’ area. Unfortunately, protection and enforcement in these areas is generally lacking and poaching in ...
There are 4 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in American Samoa, only one of which is a ‘no-take’ area. Unfortunately, protection and enforcement in these areas is generally lacking and poaching in all the MPAs is an ongoing problem e.g. 9% of the local ...


4. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. REZONING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF The most significant new initiative in coral reef conservation in the world since the Status report in 2002 has been the new Zoning Plan for the G...
REZONING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF The most significant new initiative in coral reef conservation in the world since the Status report in 2002 has been the new Zoning Plan for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. More than 33% of the Marine Park is now ...


5. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) was declared as the world’s largest World Heritage Area in 1981. The GBR covers 350,000 km², with 2900 reefs over 2000 km of the Queensland coast...
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) was declared as the world’s largest World Heritage Area in 1981. The GBR covers 350,000 km², with 2900 reefs over 2000 km of the Queensland coast. The GBR World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) was first provided with comprehe...


6. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. Western Australia There is increasing effort to manage coral reefs within a system of parks and reserves. The draft Ningaloo Reef Marine Park Management Plan (due for gazettal in...
Western Australia There is increasing effort to manage coral reefs within a system of parks and reserves. The draft Ningaloo Reef Marine Park Management Plan (due for gazettal in late 2004 or early 2005) proposes to increase the proportion of the re...


7. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. A major focus of management of the GBR has been to reduce the damage done by bottom trawling in inter-reef waters, as evidence of damage to the environment became available. A mec...
A major focus of management of the GBR has been to reduce the damage done by bottom trawling in inter-reef waters, as evidence of damage to the environment became available. A mechanism for sustainable management has been implemented to increase prot...


8. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. THE GREAT BARRIER REEF - WORLD HERITAGE SITE The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site (GBRWHS) is the largest world heritage area and marine protected area on the globe, and al...
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF - WORLD HERITAGE SITE The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site (GBRWHS) is the largest world heritage area and marine protected area on the globe, and also the world’s most extensive stretch of coral reefs. It covers 34,870,...


9. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. LORD HOWE ISLAND MARINE PARK, AUSTRALIA - WORLD HERITAGE SITE Lord Howe Island is an isolated oceanic island 700km northeast of Sydney in the South Pacific Ocean. The entire isla...
LORD HOWE ISLAND MARINE PARK, AUSTRALIA - WORLD HERITAGE SITE Lord Howe Island is an isolated oceanic island 700km northeast of Sydney in the South Pacific Ocean. The entire island region of 350,000 hectares, including Lord Howe Island, Admiralty Is...


10. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. PULU KEELING NATIONAL PARK, AUSTRALIA - RAMSAR SITE Pulu Keeling National Park was proclaimed in 1995 and is Australia’s smallest Commonwealth National Park, covering 2600 hectar...
PULU KEELING NATIONAL PARK, AUSTRALIA - RAMSAR SITE Pulu Keeling National Park was proclaimed in 1995 and is Australia’s smallest Commonwealth National Park, covering 2600 hectares. The park is part of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, located in the Ind...


11. Management Protected Areas: Micronesia, American Samoa. MPAs are increasingly being relied on as a precautionary form of protection. American Samoa is: developing an MPA/MMA Program to coordinate existing MPA programs and develop new ones; creating a...
MPAs are increasingly being relied on as a precautionary form of protection. American Samoa is: developing an MPA/MMA Program to coordinate existing MPA programs and develop new ones; creating a territorial master plan for MPA management and developm...


12. Management Protected Areas: Eastern Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda. There are no MPAs, but staff of the Fisheries Division are concerned about the lack of management and mechanisms to conserve the coral reef resources, especially the fisheries. The p...
There are no MPAs, but staff of the Fisheries Division are concerned about the lack of management and mechanisms to conserve the coral reef resources, especially the fisheries. The partnership between Dive Antigua and the Fisheries Division is effect...


13. Management Protected Areas: Micronesia, American Samoa. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are increasingly being relied on as a precautionary form of protection. Community-based MPAs are also increasing throughout the Pacific. In response to the need for...
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are increasingly being relied on as a precautionary form of protection. Community-based MPAs are also increasing throughout the Pacific. In response to the need for a more coordinated approach, the importance of regional...


14. Management Protected Areas: Micronesia, American Samoa. American Samoa is moving to protect all of its large and rare reef fish from fishing, including humphead wrasses, bumphead parrotfish, giant grouper, giant trevally, and all shark species. These...
American Samoa is moving to protect all of its large and rare reef fish from fishing, including humphead wrasses, bumphead parrotfish, giant grouper, giant trevally, and all shark species. These fishes will be protected throughout the territory, at a...


15. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. Western Australia -The rezoning of Ningaloo Marine Park in 2005 has increased no-take areas to 34%, helping to increase the resilience of this coral reef to pressures from climat...
Western Australia -The rezoning of Ningaloo Marine Park in 2005 has increased no-take areas to 34%, helping to increase the resilience of this coral reef to pressures from climate change;...


16. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. Great Barrier Reef: The GBR covers approximately 350 000 km2 including 2000 individual reefs along the east coast of Queensland. It was officially protected in 1975 with the es...
Great Barrier Reef: The GBR covers approximately 350 000 km2 including 2000 individual reefs along the east coast of Queensland. It was officially protected in 1975 with the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP) and declared ...


17. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. Great Barrier Reef: The increase in no-take reserves in the GBRMP has resulted in positive ecological flow-on effects. The biomass and density of target fish species has signif...
Great Barrier Reef: The increase in no-take reserves in the GBRMP has resulted in positive ecological flow-on effects. The biomass and density of target fish species has significantly increased in the 4 years since the new zoning was introduced (B...


18. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. NO TAKE MARINE RESERVES REDUCE COTS OUTBEAKS It has been suggested that human activities such as nutrient enrichment of coastal waters through terrestrial runoff, and the remov...
NO TAKE MARINE RESERVES REDUCE COTS OUTBEAKS It has been suggested that human activities such as nutrient enrichment of coastal waters through terrestrial runoff, and the removal of predators through fishing, may influence outbreaks of COTS. Exten...


19. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF THE REZONING OF THE GBR MARINE PARK The inshore coral reefs of the GBR Marine Park predominantly fringe continental islands. Due to their proximity to popul...
ECOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF THE REZONING OF THE GBR MARINE PARK The inshore coral reefs of the GBR Marine Park predominantly fringe continental islands. Due to their proximity to population centers, these inshore reefs are frequently visited and subject t...


20. Management Protected Areas: Australia and Papua New Guinea, Australia. Four marine reserves were established in 1999 and changes in coral and fish assemblages in Kimbe Bay are almost identical across all 4 areas. The marine reserves have resulted in ...
Four marine reserves were established in 1999 and changes in coral and fish assemblages in Kimbe Bay are almost identical across all 4 areas. The marine reserves have resulted in increases in the abundance of a few reef fishes, most notably the surge...


21. Management Protected Areas: Eastern Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda. Coral reefs and their associated resources are essential to the economic sustainability and growth of Antigua and Barbuda. Several MPAs have been established: Diamond Reef Marine Par...
Coral reefs and their associated resources are essential to the economic sustainability and growth of Antigua and Barbuda. Several MPAs have been established: Diamond Reef Marine Park; Palaster Reef Marine Park (both gazetted in 1973); the Cades Bay ...


22. Management Protected Areas: Micronesia, American Samoa. Marine Protected Areas Program A territorial Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network strategy was finalized and adopted in 2007. The MPA Network Strategy aims to link American Samoa’s MPA programs...
Marine Protected Areas Program A territorial Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network strategy was finalized and adopted in 2007. The MPA Network Strategy aims to link American Samoa’s MPA programs and agencies in an effort to better protect and manage ...


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