SeaStates: How much of the ocean is strongly protected?

SeaStates US 2016

There has been significant conservation progress, but most of this has been achieved in our remote, tropical and sub-tropical Pacific waters, while securing strong marine protection for coastal waters of the continental US remains slow with less than 1% strongly protected. See how individual states and territories and larger US marine regions stack up against each other.

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Dare to be Deep - SeaStates North America 2016

Published in advance of World Oceans Day in June, 2016, this joint report by US-based Marine Conservation Institute with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and colleagues in Mexico shows how much of the ocean surrounding North America is strongly protected by all three nations.

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SeaStates G20 2014

Published for the 10th World Parks Congress in the fall of 2014, this report shows how much of our ocean is strongly protected by the world's biggest economies.

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SeaStates US 2015

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How Much of Your Ocean Is Your State Protecting?

Third annual report takes a critical look at the how well US states are strongly protecting our oceans.

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SeaStates US 2014

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How Much of Your Ocean Is Your State Protecting?

Second annual report takes a critical look at the how well US states are strongly protecting our oceans.

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SeaStates US 2013

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How Much of Your Ocean Is Your State Protecting

Inaugural report takes a critical look at the how well US states are strongly protecting our oceans.

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