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Protected Areas listed under the SPAW Protocol

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The inclusion of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the SPAW Protocol under Article 7 is a priority for Stakeholders. The objective is to identify the areas of great importance for the greater Caribbean region and to incorporate them into a network dedicated to scientific research and regional cooperation.

Admission in the register of protected areas is governed by guidelines and criteria defined by the working group dedicated to protected areas. On-line tools and assessment mechanisms are available to determine whether the proposed protected areas abide by the requirements adopted by the SPAW Stakeholders.

Three new sites have registered under the SPAW Protocol at (COP10) in Roatan, Honduras, in June 2019: Kaw-Roura National Nature Reserve and Amana National Nature Reserve, both in Guyana French, as well as the Mount Mount Scenery National Park of the Saba Island, in the Caribbean Netherlands.

This brings to 35 the number of Protected Areas listed under SPAW, sites that contribute significantly to the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity in the Caribbean.

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Protected Areas already listed under the SPAW Protocol.





You will also find in the table below a factsheet, report and the website of each Protected Areas listed.

Country Area Factsheet Report Site
1 Belize Glover’s reef Marine Reserve download Report Site
2 Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve download Report Site
3 Belize Port Honduras Marine Reserve download Report Site
4 Colombia Sanctuary Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta download Report Site
5 Colombia Regional Seaflower Marine Protected Area download Report Site
6 Colombia Regional Natural Park of Wetlands Suriqui download Report Site
7 Cuba Guanahacabibes National Park download Report Site
8 Cuba National Parc Cayos de San Felipe, Cuba Report Site
9 Dominican Republic National Park Jaragua download Report Site
10 Dominican Republic National Park la Caleta download Report Site
11 Dominican Republic National Park Sierra de Bahoruco download Report Site
12 Dominican Republic National Park Haitises download Report Site
13 France Grand Connétable Island Natural Reserve download Report Site
14 France Kwa Roura Marine Reserve
15 France Amana Marine Reserve
16 France National Park of Guadeloupe download Report Site
17 France St Martin Lagoon Ponds download Report Site
18 France St Martin National Reserve download Report Site
19 France Agoa Sanctuary download Report Site
20 France Petite-Terre National Reserve download Report Site
21 France Reserve Etang des Salines download Report Site
22 France Reserve Versants Nord de la Montagne Pelée download Report Site
23 Grenada Molinière-Beauséjour Reserve download Report Site
24 Kingdom of the Netherlands Saba National Marine Park download Report Site
25 Kingdom of the Netherlands St Eustatius National Marine Park download Report Site
26 Kingdom of the Netherlands Man O War Shoal Marine Park download Report Site
27 Kingdom of the Netherlands Bonaire National Marine Park download Report Site
28 Kingdom of the Netherlands The Quill and Boven National Park St Eustatius download Report Site
29 Kingdom of the Netherlands Saba Bank National Park download Report Site
30 Kingdom of the Netherlands Mont Scenery National Park
31 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Tobago Cay Marine Park download Report Site
32 United States of America Florida Key National Marine Sanctuary download Report Site
33 United States of America Dry Tortugas National Park download Report Site
34 United States of America Everglades National Park download Report Site
35 United States of America Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary download Report Site