This literature review provides an overview of targets for marine protection, and the scientific basis for these targets.

Targets can be quantitative, such as the area that an MPA covers, or qualitative, such as connectivity between protected areas.

This report also provides examples of how targets have been applied to marine protected areas in New Zealand, and compares them to those in the UK, USA, and Australia.

Report prepared by Rovellini and Shaffer for DOC.

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