What's New
  • New Features: The Mapper page has been updated to include links to Regulation 33(2) documentation for Natura 2000 European Marine Sites, where available. We are currently working to include links to management schemes as well!
  • New reference: Natural England has released its report on "Meeting the MPA Network Principle of Viability ".
  • New case study: A study of the management of the Fal and Helford Special Area of Conservation by the MCS.

The UK Marine Protected Areas Centre

The UK Marine Protected Areas Centre is a resource for information and news on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the UK (including the Crown Dependencies of the Channel Isles and Isle of Man). The website draws together resources that will help to build capacity amongst UK MPAs practitioners and facilitates sharing information, good practice and learning. Through this site you can:

If you would like to be involved or require further information then please contact us at info@ukmpas.org.uk.

Please note the UK MPA Centre is not funded at present and, as a result, we do not have the resources to actively seek and develop content for the website at present. We will endeavour to update the website with new information where staff time allows and, as ever, continue to accept suggestions for news articles etc. We are actively seeking additional funds and would like to hear from you about funding opportunities.

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