Marine protected areas
IntroductionRead reports on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that explore MPA design, planning and implementation, and ways to improve them.
Ecological integrity measures the health of an ecosystem by considering how native, pristine, diverse and resilient it is. This report sets out a strategy to assess trends in the ecological integrity of New Zealand’s marine ecosystems.
The Marine Protected Areas: Tier 1 statistic report provides the current statistics relating to marine protected areas (MPAs) inshore of the outer (12 nautical mile) limit of New Zealand’s Territorial Sea.
Coastal marine habitats and marine protected areas in the New Zealand Territorial Sea: a broad scale gap analysis
This report provides an analysis of which coastal habitats in the New Zealand Territorial Sea are currently represented in areas that meet the New Zealand MPA Protection Standard (the Protection Standard).
Exploration of the use of reserve planning software to identify potential marine protected areas in New Zealand's exclusive economic zone
This report describes results of an exploratory analysis using reserve selection software (Zonation) to evaluate various scenarios for the identification of Marine Protected Areas within New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone.
Scattered across the Southern Ocean are five island groups we call ‘the subantarctics’. Together they form one of the last bastions of nature on the planet. Action now to protect these marine areas will allow us to safeguard this treasure trove for years to come.