June 2005
Protecting our seas is an overview of New Zealand’s marine biodiversity conservation and the role of Marine Protected Areas.

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  • Cover (PDF, 63K)
  • Part 1 (PDF, 181K)
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • New Zealand’s incredible marine biodiversity
  • Part 2 (PDF, 241K)
    • Human impacts on marine biodiversity
    • Protecting biodiversity
    • Marine Protected Areas
  • Part 3 (PDF, 268K)
    • Biodiversity benefits of Marine Protected Areas
    • Designing a MPA network
  • Summary

    Protecting our Seas is an overview of New Zealand’s marine biodiversity conservation. It discusses New Zealand’s marine biodiversity, human pressures on the marine environment and the role and benefits of Marine Protected Areas.

    Co-authored by NIWA and DOC, this resource explains how the marine goals set out in the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy can be achieved.

    Publication information

    Published by:

    Marine Conservation Unit, © Department of Conservation
    ISBN 0-478-22691-8


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    Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
    Address:   18 Manners Street
    Wellington 6011
    Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
    Wellington 6140
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