Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)
A marine protected area is a space in the ocean where human activities are more strictly regulated than the surrounding waters.
Marine reserves are a specific type of marine protected area, where activities that remove animals and plants or alter habitats are all prohibited, except as needed for scientific monitoring.
Marine World Heritage Sites
Marine World Heritage Sites are iconic natural treasures of international outstanding global value. Currently there are 35 of them around the world.
Only 2.8% of the world ocean is protected, and
much less than 1% is in marine reserves
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