The WCPA’s themes on Science and Capacity Development and IUCN-WCPA Marine formed a small team to develop supplementary guidelines on the application of the protected area (PA) category system in the marine environment.
A survey has been developed to assist in preparation of this document specifically for the team to get a better understanding of on-the-ground issues in applying IUCN PA categories to MPAs, to determine what kind of information is most required in the supplementary marine guidelines, and to seek for some case study examples where challenges have been overcome.
We hope to hear opinions on the application of PA category system in the marine environment from a broad range of people who are dealing with/interested in MPA management, and would appreciate your participation to the online survey. If you wish to contribute, please complete the survey by 17th October. You can access the survey at: