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MPA's for the country Papua New Guinea
MPA Site Name  Designation * international Designation 
Status 
 
Date 
Designated 
Total Area 
(km2
Abau Designation Not Known
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Abau Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Alim Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Arawe Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Astralobe Bay Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Bagiai Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 137.6
Baluan Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Baniara Island Fauna Protected Area Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 0.150
Calvados Chain Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Cape Anukur Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Cape Gloucester Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Cape Nelson Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Cape Wom International Memorial Park Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973 1.050
Chambri Lake Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Conflict Group Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Coutance Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Crown Island Fauna Sanctuary Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 59.69
Djaul Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Duke of York Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Engineer Group Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Feni Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Fergusson Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Fly Island Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Garu Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1976 87.00
Goodenough Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Hansa Bay Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Hermit Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Horseshoe Reef Marine Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 3.960
Hoskins Bay Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Idlers Bay Provincial Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Island between New Hanover and Kavieng MP/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Kamiali Wildlife Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1996 470.0
Kerema Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Kikori Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Kikori River Designation Not Known
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Killerton Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Kimbe Bay Marine Conservation Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 0.020
Kinikini Provincial Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

0
Kulu, Manus, Passu Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Kuvenimas Lake Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Lake Dakataua National Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

49.20
Lea Lea Salt Flats Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Lihir Island Fauna Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

180.0
Los Negrosls Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Lou Island Wildlife Management Area
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Manam Island Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Maza Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1978 1,842
Milne Bay Community-based Coastal & Marine Conserv Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Misima Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Morobe Designation Not Known
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

Motupore Island Wildlife Management Area
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Mt. Dremsel Designation Not Known
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

240.0
Murik Lakes Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Namanatabu Historic Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 0.270
Nanuk Island Park Provincial Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973 0.120
Ndrolowa Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 58.50
Ninigo Group Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Normanby Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Papuan Barrier Reef Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Pinipel-Nassau Group Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Pirung Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 432.0
Pocklington Reef Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Rambutyo Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Ranba Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 419.2
Sabben Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Salamaua Peninsula Marine Park Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Sawataetae Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 7.000
Shouten Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Simbine Coast Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 0.720
Sinub Island (SIWMA) Wildlife Management Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 0.120
St Mathias Group Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Tabar Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Talele Islands Nature Reserve and Provincial Park Provincial Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1973 0.400
Tami Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Tanga Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Tonda Wildlife Management Area Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 5,900
Trobriand Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Tumelo Ali, Seleo and Angel Is. Marine P/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Umboi Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Unei Island Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Vuvulu Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Ware Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Western Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

White Beach Village Reserve Other Area
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Woodlark Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Yela Islands Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process

Yimas Lake Marine Park/Reserve Marine Park
Proposed

Designation Status: - Proposed

Site has been proposed as a marine protected area through a formal / legal nomination process








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              Wood, L. J. (2007). MPA Global: A database of the world's marine protected areas. Sea Around Us Project,
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