Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas

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IUCN--the World Conservation Union ;aCambridge, U.K., 1999 - Nature - 107 pages
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The world urgently needs a comprehensive system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to conserve biodiversity and to help rebuild the productivity of the oceans. The aim of these Guidelines is to help countries establish systems of MPAs as a key component of integrated management of coastal and marine areas and as part of their sustainable development. The various actions to make an effective MPA are set out, from early planning stages to implementation.

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