| December 12, 2023
Blue Park Awards recognize outstanding marine protected areas (MPAs) that are safeguarding life in the sea.
Nominees for the award go through a rigorous assessment using Blue Parks science-based criteria. They are the MPAs that are in the right places, with the right rules, and the right management to effectively protect marine wildlife.
We are thrilled to announce the 2024 Blue Park Award nominees:
All four of the 2024 Blue Park nominees have demonstrated evidence of meeting the Blue Park criteria, but we need your help to complete this stage of the evaluation. We have published our draft evaluation reports for each of the nominees on our website for you to review. You can provide invaluable feedback on these Blue Park nominees through the linked comment forms.
Know any of these nominees? We would love your input!
When the 2024 Blue Park Awards are announced, the new Blue Parks will join an international network of outstanding marine protected areas, uniting these special places and the people who care about them. Blue Parks inspire ocean optimism and build conservation momentum as we work to secure 30% of the ocean for nature. You can learn more about the Blue Parks initiative and get to know the 27 awarded Blue Parks by visiting https://marine-conservation.org/blueparks/.