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This file has a .pdf extensionMarine Habitat Map of Northland: Mangawhai to Ahipara Vers. 1
Author(s): Vince Kerr

A marine habitat map for the Northland section of the Northeast Marine
Bioregion in New Zealand’s territorial sea has been completed and is
presented in a series of maps. The maps cover an area of 1.34 million
hectares extending out 12 nautical miles from the coast between Ahipara
in the west to Mangawhai on the east coast.

Data were collated from a range of recent and historic sources,
and merged and analysed in ArcGIS 9.3.1 Geographical Information
System. These data include multibeam and sidescan sonar data from
the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research and Land
Information New Zealand. A ‘rapid sonar survey’ technique was developed
to fill data gaps for areas not covered by past or recent survey effort.
These sources and methods are described to assist in understanding
the strengths and weaknesses of the current habitat maps and to help
implement improvements in this and future work.

The use of the habitat maps to identify potential locations for a network
of marine protected areas in Northland is discussed and recommendations
are made to incorporate this information within decision support tools
to assist in planning, education and community engagement.

Added to archive on 06/06/2010 and placed in the following categories: Marine Biodiversity NZ | Habitat Studies NZ | MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Case Studies | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design | MPA Process and Policy | MPA Proposals and Applications | Marine Reserve Research and Monitoring NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionCBD Technical Bulletin No. 13 Establishment and Management of Networks of Marine Protected Areas
Author(s): Secretariat of the convention for biological diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity entered into force in 1993, and currently has 188 Parties. The objectives of the Convention are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic
resources. The Convention includes an article (Article 8) relating to in situ conservation, which among other things requires Parties (as far as possible and as appropriate) to:
(a) Establish a system of protected areas of areas where special measures need to be taken to
conserve biological diversity; and
(d) Promote the protection of ecosystems, natural
habitats and the maintenance of viable population of species in natural surroundings.

As part of its ongoing work to provide advice to Parties on marine and coastal biodiversity, COP V decided to establish an Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) to consider issues relating to MCPAs. The terms of reference for the group are set out in Annex 1. The group was formed in accordance with the modus operandi of the Convention. Members of the group are set out in Annex 2. This document is the main product from the AHTEG.

Added to archive on 10/11/2009 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design |

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This file has a .pdf extensionExploration of the Use of Reserve Planning Software to Identify Potential MPAs in NZs EEZ
Author(s): J Leathwick, K Julian & M Francis

This report describes results of an exploratory analysis using reserve selection software (Zonation) to evaluate various scenarios for the identification of Marine Protected Areas with New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design |

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This file has a .pdf extensionDevelopment of a Marine Environmental Classification Optimised for Demersal Fish
Author(s): Joan Leathwick, Katie Dey & Kathryn Julian

This paper explores the potential for the development of marine environment classification specifically tuned with respect to the distributions of demersal fish. In addition, the paper identifies four variables which were not available when the existing marine classification was developed.

Added to archive on 07/04/2007 and placed in the following categories: MPA's and Networks NZ | MPA Network and Marine Reserve Design |

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