Welcome to NAMPAN

The North American Marine Protected Areas Network (NAMPAN) is a network of resource agencies, marine protected areas (MPA) managers, practitioners and other relevant experts from Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
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Explore the Marine Protected Areas established in the North American region

This map shows North American Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Currently, there are over 2,000 MPAs in North America, covering 15% (more than 4,000,000 square kilometers) of the national waters of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 

Networks of MPA managers, like the North American Marine Protected Areas Network (NAMPAN) increases our collective ability to establish and manage marine protected areas and provides opportunities to share effective conservation and restoration approaches across similar sites in different regions for better conservation outcomes.