Blue Parks

Blue Parks

Blue Parks 2560 1256 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Marine Conservation Institute – United States of America (USA)

Blue Parks aims to accelerate and incentivize strongly regulated, well-managed and well-placed marine protected areas (MPAs) that effectively safeguard biodiversity.

The Blue Parks program developed and utilizes science-based criteria, the Blue Park criteria, that set standards for effective marine conservation. MPAs that meet Blue Park standards are eligible for Blue Park Awards, which recognize ecologically important, effective MPAs and incentivize others to reach similar high standards of marine protection. The accompanying Blue Sparks program creates partnerships between Marine Conservation Institute and NGOs, leaders, and governments to generate effective MPAs that meet Blue Park Award standards.

Start Date: 01/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030

Discover more here.

Lead Contact: Sarah Hameed (

challenges: Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Sustainably feed the global population, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Project


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