MPA Perspective: Integrity in Management

How much influence should community stakeholders have in planning an MPA? Below is a perspective piece by Graeme Kelleher, followed by a letter to the editor from Graham Edgar. Both pieces address the issue of community participation in MPA processes, drawing upon...

Letter to the Editor

Dear MPA News: I was interested to read comments published in MPA News Vol. 4, No. 7 (February 2003) on process and achievements associated with the new Victorian MPA system, particularly the recognition that an exceptional system of MPAs could be achieved without...

Manager Profile: Ashraf Saad Al Cibahy

Editor’s note: This month, MPA News commences a new feature – the Manager Profile – to introduce readers to MPA managers around the world and the challenges they face. Position: Head of Marine Protected Areas (since 2001), Environmental Research and...

Notes and News

New Zealand approves marine reserve around terrestrial World Heritage site The New Zealand government has approved plans to designate a 4840-km2 marine reserve around the Auckland Islands, about 460 km south of the South Island of New Zealand. A formal gazetting...