Preserves around the World (fwd)
Coral Health and Monitoring Program
coral at aoml.noaa.gov
Tue Oct 15 08:45:45 EDT 1996
[ Please send any responses directly to Mark.Spalding at wcmc.org.uk.
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Date: Mon, 14 Oct 96 10:21:49 BST
From: Mark.Spalding at wcmc.org.uk
To: owner-coral-list at aoml.noaa.gov
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,
Mark D. Spalding E-mail: mark.spalding at wcmc.org.uk
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
219 Huntingdon Rd
Cambridge, CB3 0DL Fax: +44 1223 277136
United Kingdom Tel: +44 1223 277314
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