Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which does not include areas established for fisheries management. Currently, MPAs focused on natural and cultural heritage cover approximately 8% of U.S. waters. International targets for MPA coverage established through the Convention on Biological Diversity and other commitments call for 10% of ocean and coastal areas to be conserved within MPAs by the year 2020.
The report can be downloaded at:
Lauren WenzelActing Director
National Marine Protected Areas Center