New Zealand’s four million km2 marine environment is diverse, with a range of coastal habitats and offshore seabed environments. There are also many marine species unique to New Zealand. Marine protected areas conserve or manage some of these unique habitats and species, while a range of other tools also provide marine protection. We report on the area covered by these tools as an indirect measure to understand the state of the marine environment.
Marine mammal sanctuaries are one of the marine protection tools used. They are designed to protect New Zealand’s unique range of marine mammals by reducing harmful human impacts, particularly in vulnerable areas such as migratory routes and breeding grounds. Each marine mammal sanctuary has a specific set of restrictions based on the species that occupy, or pass through that particular area.
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|Category||Environmental Reporting > Marine > Habitats|
|Tags||BOUNDARIES, ECOLOGY-Habitat, FAUNA-Vertebrates, MARINE, MARINE-Biology, New Zealand, Our Marine Environment 2016|
|Regions||Auckland Region, Canterbury Region, Christchurch City, Marlborough District, Marlborough Region, Selwyn District, Southland District, Southland Region, Taranaki Region|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Data type||Vector multipolygon||Feature count||9|
|Attributes||Consunit_N, Consunit_1, Consunit_A, Conservanc, ModifiedDa, Leg_Code, Leg_Desc, Leg_Group, Leg_Grou_1, DisplayCod, Shape_Length|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|