Preserves around the World (fwd)

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Tue Oct 15 08:45:45 EDT 1996

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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 96 10:21:49 BST 
From: Mark.Spalding at 
To: owner-coral-list at 
Subject: re: Preserves around the World 

For Ken Kassem (and interested others) 

You probably came across the 4-volume World Bank Series "A Global 
Representative System of Marine Protected Areas" (1995, Eds: Kelleher, G, 
Bleakly, C and Wells, S.), available from the Environment Department, The World 
Bank, Room S 5-143, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA.  This includes 
lists of exsisting protected areas and areas proposed for protection. 

Linked to this work was the updating of the global database on marine protected 
areas at the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) and an agreement with 
the IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas that WCMC would act 
as the main holder of these data.  The database forms a part of a much larger 
database listing over 35,000 protected areas worldwide. 

Definitions of 'marine' and of 'protected area' vary enormously, so that 
depending on your definition there are about 3-4000 marine protected areas 
worldwide of which there are only about 350 containing coral reefs. 

Hope this is useful, 
Best wishes 

Mark D. Spalding                          E-mail: mark.spalding at 
World Conservation Monitoring Centre 
219 Huntingdon Rd 
Cambridge, CB3 0DL                                     Fax: +44 1223 277136 
United Kingdom                                         Tel: +44 1223 277314 

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