National Framework for Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas
Table of Contents
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- 1.0 Introduction
- 2.0 Vision
- 3.0 Network Goals
- 4.0 What is a Marine Protected Area?
- 5.0 Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas
- 6.0 Bioregions for the National Network of Marine Protected Areas
- 7.0 Benefits and Costs of a Marine Protected Area Network
- 8.0 Guiding Principles
- 9.0 Network Design
- 10.0 Bioregional MPA Network Planning
- 11.0 Next Steps
- Annex 1: Glossary
- Annex 2: IUCN Guidelines
- Annex 3: Federal, Provincial and Territorial Legislation and Regulations Related to Marine Protected Areas and Related Conservation Measures
3. Network Goals
There are three goals for the national network of marine protected areas; the first one is the primary goal, the other two are secondary:
- To provide long-term protection of marine biodiversity, ecosystem function and special natural features.
- To support the conservation and management of Canada's living marine resources and their habitats, and the socio-economic values and ecosystem services they provide.
- To enhance public awareness and appreciation of Canada's marine environments and rich maritime history and culture.
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