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Cetacean habitat MPAs with management plans

With reference to the MPAs in the directory which have entries in the management plan section, please note that some of the management plans may have expired. Where possible web links have been given to both the management plan documents and the relevant web page which may contain more up-to-date information.

Number of MPAs and sanctuaries: 121
SelectMPA name (English)CountryMarine RegionMPA
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine ReserveHEARD ISLAND and MCDONALD ISLANDS (Australia)12
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands MPA [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS (UK administration - Argentine claim)17
ASMA 7: Southwest Anvers Island and Palmer BasinINTERNATIONAL1III
ASPA 152: Western Bransfield StraitINTERNATIONAL1IV
ASPA 153: Eastern Dallmann BayINTERNATIONAL1V
Auyuittuq National ParkCANADA229
Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Critical HabitatUNITED STATES (Alaska)243
Southeastern Bering Sea Right Whale Critical Habitat UNITED STATES (Alaska)244
Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]UNITED STATES (Alaska)2NC502
Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]UNITED STATES (Alaska)2NC503
Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine MammalsINTERNATIONAL3I
Lošinj Dolphin ReserveCROATIA Republika Hrvatska31
Port Cros National ParkFRANCE République Française32
1st Edition: Bonifacio Marine Reserve
2nd Edition: Strait of Bonifaccio Natural Reserve
FRANCE République Française35
Saguenay–St Lawrence Marine ParkCANADA41
The Gully 'Marine Protected Area'CANADA42
1st Edition: Auyuittug National Park
2nd Edition: See 2.29
Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine SanctuaryUNITED STATES (US)412
Monitor National Marine SanctuaryUNITED STATES (US)417
1st Edition: Iroise Marine National Park
2nd Edition: Iroise Marine Nature Park
FRANCE République Française518
Moray Firth SACUNITED KINGDOM (Great Britain) UK545
Cardigan Bay SACUNITED KINGDOM (Great Britain) UK546
Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau SACUNITED KINGDOM (Great Britain) UK547
Central Andros National Parks AreaBAHAMAS75
1st & 2nd Edition: Turneffe Atoll MPA and Biosphere Reserve
Post 2nd Edition: Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve
1st Edition: Guadeloupe Sanctuary, or Sanctuary of the South Antilles
2nd Edition: Agoa, Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the French Antilles
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Biosphere ReserveUNITED STATES (US)743
Florida Keys National Marine SanctuaryUNITED STATES (US)745
Cayos Cochinos Marine Natural MonumentHONDURAS República de Honduras777
Biscayne National Park [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]UNITED STATES (US)7NC502
Rookery Bay National Estuary Reserve [New Entry – Non-cetacean MMPA]UNITED STATES (US)7NC509
Niumi National ParkTHE GAMBIA815
Table Mountain National Park MPA SOUTH AFRICA Republiek van Suid-Afrika855
Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory BOLIVIA República de Bolivia947
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (formerly Huanchaca National Park) BOLIVIA República de Bolivia948
Bruno Racua Departmental Wildlife ReserveBOLIVIA República de Bolivia950
Beni Biosphere Reserve Biological Station BOLIVIA República de Bolivia952
Piagaçu-Purus Sustainable Development Reserve BRAZIL República Federativa do Brasil953
Gough and Inaccessible Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site TRISTAN DA CUNHA (UK)968
Hawar Islands Protected AreaBAHRAIN Mamlakat al-Bahrayn115
Sanganeb Atoll Marine National ParkSUDAN Jamhuryat es-Sudan1122
Komodo National Park, Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage SiteINDONESIA Republik Indonesia135
Tun Sakaran Marine Park (Semporna Islands Park)MALAYSIA Persekutuan Tanah Malaysia1344
1st & 2nd Edition: Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Post 2nd Edition: National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
AMERICAN SAMOA (US - Unincorporated territory)141
National Park of American SamoaAMERICAN SAMOA (US - Unincorporated territory)142
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine SanctuaryHAWAII (US)145
1st Edition: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve (and proposed national marine sanctuary)
2nd Edition: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS (US) (includes Midway Islands - unincorporated territory)147
Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA)KIRIBATI (formerly Gilbert Islands)1419
Mariana Trench Marine National MonumentNORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (US)1422
Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area ReserveCANADA152
Pacific Rim National Park ReserveCANADA154
El Vizcaíno Biosphere ReserveMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1510
Revillagigedo Archipelago National Biosphere ReserveMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1511
Islas Marías National Biosphere ReserveMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1512
Loreto Bay National ParkMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1513
Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta National Biosphere ReserveMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1514
Monterey Bay National Marine SanctuaryUNITED STATES (US)1516
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Post 2nd Edition: Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Cordell Bank National Marine SanctuaryUNITED STATES (US)1518
Channel Islands National Marine SanctuaryUNITED STATES (US)1519
Olympic Coast National Marine SanctuaryUNITED STATES (US)1520
Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveUNITED STATES (US)1521
San Pedro Martir Island Biosphere ReserveMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1526
Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protection AreaMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1527
Marieta Islands National Park MÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1528
Cabo Pulmo National Marine ParkMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1529
Espirítu Santo Insular ComplexMÉXICO Estados Unidos Mexicanos1530
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage AreaAUSTRALIA181
Huon Commonwealth Marine Reserve (incorporating Tasmanian Seamounts Marine Reserve)AUSTRALIA187
1st & 2nd Edtion: Macquarie Island Marine Park and World Heritage Area
Post 2nd Edition: Macquarie Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve and World Heritage Area
1st & 2nd Edition: Ningaloo Marine Park (including Muiron Islands Marine Management Area)
Post 2nd Edition: Ningaloo Marine Park (for Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.123)
Bunurong Marine National ParkAUSTRALIA - Victoria1824
Wilsons Promontory Marine National ParkAUSTRALIA - Victoria1825
Cape Howe Marine National ParkAUSTRALIA - Victoria1826
Discovery Bay Marine National ParkAUSTRALIA - Victoria1828
Ninety Mile Beach Marine National ParkAUSTRALIA - Victoria1829
Point Addis Marine National Park, Point Danger Marine Sanctuary and Eagle Rock Marine SanctuaryAUSTRALIA - Victoria1830
Point Hicks Marine National ParkAUSTRALIA - Victoria1831
Port Phillip Heads Marine National ParkAUSTRALIA - Victoria1832
The Twelve Apostles Marine National Park and the Arches Marine SanctuaryAUSTRALIA - Victoria1833
Encounter Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1837
Adelaide Dolphin SanctuaryAUSTRALIA - South Australia1838
Shoalwater Islands Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - Western Australia1839
Marmion Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - Western Australia1840
Shark Bay Marine Park and World Heritage AreaAUSTRALIA - Western Australia1842
Rowley Shoals Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - Western Australia1843
Montebello/Barrow Islands Marine Conservation Reserves (Barrow Island Marine Management Area, Barrow Island Marine Park and Montebello Islands Marine Park)AUSTRALIA - Western Australia1845
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park (also known as Cobourg Marine Park)AUSTRALIA - Northern Territory1846
Far West Coast Marine Park, including the Great Australian Bight Marine National Park
(for Great Australian Bight Commonwealth Marine Reserve see 18.105)
AUSTRALIA - South Australia1836
Jurien Bay Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - Western Australia1841
Apollo Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1860
Beagle Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1861
Boags Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1862
East Gippsland Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1863
Flinders Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1864
Franklin Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1865
Freycinet Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1866
Murray Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1867
Nelson Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1868
South Tasman Rise Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1869
Tasman Fracture Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1870
Zeehan Commonwealth Marine ReserveAUSTRALIA1871
Nuyts Archipelago Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1874
West Coast Bays Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1875
Investigator Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1876
Thorny Passage Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1877
Sir Joseph Banks Group Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1878
Neptune Islands Group Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1879
Gambier Islands Group Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1880
Franklin Harbor Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1881
Upper Spencer Gulf Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1882
Eastern Spencer Gulf Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1883
Southern Spencer Gulf Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1884
Lower Yorke Peninsula Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1885
Upper Gulf St Vincent Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1886
Western Kangaroo Island Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1887
Southern Kangaroo Island Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1888
Upper South East Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1889
Lower South East Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - South Australia1890
Ngari Capes Marine ParkAUSTRALIA - Western Australia1891
South-East Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network [New Entry - Post 2nd Edition]AUSTRALIA1897

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