A Global Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
Entry ID: AU_grsmpa

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Summary
Abstract: Four volumes identifying priorities for establishing new marine protected areas
and improving management of existing ones in each of the world's 18 major
marine regions: Antarctica, Arctic, Mediterranean, Northwest Atlantic, Baltic,
Caribbean, West Africa and South Atlantic, Central Indian Ocean, Arabian Seas,
East Africa, and East Asian Seas, South Pacific, Northeast Pacific, Northwest
Pacific, Southeast Pacific and Australia/New Zealand.

Purpose: Recommends priority areas and actions for creation of globally
representative system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

The purpose of the system is to recommend priority areas and actions for
creation of globally representative system of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

The primary goal of the NRSMPA is to establish and manage a comprehensive,
adequate and representative system of marine protected areas to contribute to
the long-term ecological viability of marine and estuarine systems, to maintain
ecological processes and systems, and to protect Australia's biological
diversity at all levels.
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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority; The World Bank; The World Conservation Union
Dataset Title: A Global Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Dataset Publisher: Australian Government
Online Resource: http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/index.html
Quality Four volumes including those on Volume 1 - Antarctic, Mediterranean, Northwest
Atlantic, Northeast Atlantic and Baltic; Volume 2 - the wider Caribbean, West
Africa, and South Atlantic; Volume 3 - Central Indian Ocean, Arabian Seas, East
Africa, and East Asian Seas; Volume 4 - South Pacific, Northeast Pacific,
Northwest Pacific, Southeast Pacific and Australia/New Zealand.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
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Data Center
Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of Environment and Heritage, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ea.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE CONTACT
Phone: 61 (0) 2 6274 1111
Contact Address:
GPO Box 787
City: Canberra
Province or State: ACT
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12
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