Marine protected areas
IntroductionRead reports on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that explore MPA design, planning and implementation, and ways to improve them.
Evaluating Key Ecological Areas datasets for the New Zealand marine environment
A follow up assessment of data that could be used to identify key ecological areas in our seas.
The ecological integrity of New Zealand’s marine ecosystems
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.
Marine Protected Areas: Tier 1 statistic
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.
Marine Protected Areas: Classification, protection standard and implementation guidelines
These are the classification, protection standard and implementation guidelines for the Marine Protected Areas: policy and implementation plan.
Marine Protected Areas: Policy and implementation plan
This policy is a key means of protecting a full range of New Zealand’s marine habitats and ecosystems.
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).
Marine habitat map of Northland: Mangawhai to Ahipara
This report describes the methods used to produce the data, results and discussion including potential uses of this mapping resource. View the completed maps of this project.
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.
Maori methods & indicators for marine protection project reports
This project sought to understand more about how marine reserves and alternative methods of marine management contribute to meeting iwi/hapu objectives.
Marine protection for the New Zealand subantarctic islands
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.
Protecting our seas - Tiakina a Tangaroa
Protecting our seas is an overview of New Zealand’s marine biodiversity conservation and the role of Marine Protected Areas.