MANAGEMENT AT-SCALE

The past two decades have seen not only an increase in the call for marine protection, but also for such protections to happen at increasingly larger levels of scale and area, including on the high seas. Big Ocean was created to help managers of these large-scale MPAs develop, implement and grow the best-practice standards for the field.

OUR MEMBER SITES

The 17 members sites of Big Ocean represent 10 countries and protect 11 million km2 of marine space or > 3% of the total global ocean. The sites range from the 146,000-km2 Argo-Rowley Terrace Commonwealth Marine Reserve (Australia) to the 1.9 million-km2 Marae Moana marine park in the Cook Islands.

SITE GALLERY