Marine Wilderness and Protected Areas

Palmyra Reef (FWS)

Palmyra Reef (FWS)

In 2011, NAWPA established a Marine Wilderness and Protected Areas Working Group that was tasked with compiling case studies that demonstrate the relevance of marine protected areas in protecting critical ecosystem services and supporting sustainable communities through careful stewardship of living marine resources, and identify factors that have contributed to their success.

Completed Products:

Marine Wilderness Case Studies:

  1. Cabo Pulmo National Park; CONANP
  2. Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary; USNPS
  3. Dry Tortugas National Park and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; USNPS
  4. Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Parks Canada
  5. J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, USFWS
  6. Key West National Wildlife Refuge, USFWS
  7. Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park; Parks Canada
  8. Yumbalam Area de Protección de Flora y Fauna; CONANP