Marine park

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  • marine park
definition
  • A permanent reservation on the seabed for the conservation of species.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    A marine park is a designated park consisting of an area of sea (or lake) set aside to achieve ecological sustainability, promote marine awareness and understanding, enable marine recreational activities, and provide benefits for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities. Most marine parks are managed by national governments, and organized like 'watery' national parks, whereas marine protected areas and marine nature reserves are often managed by a subnational entity or non-governmental organization, such as conservation authority. The largest marine park used to be the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia, at 350,000 km² until 2010, when the United Kingdom announced the opening of the Chagos Marine Park or Chagos Archipelago. Although for many uses it is sufficient to designate the boundaries of the marine park and to inform commercial fishing boats and other maritime enterprises, some parks have gone to additional effort to make their wonders accessible to visitors. These can range from glass-bottomed boats and small submarines, to windowed undersea tubes. In New Zealand a marine reserve is an area which has a higher degree of legal protection than marine parks for conservation purposes. In New South Wales, there are planned marine parks which will stretch along the coastline of the entire state. France and its territories are home to nine marine parks, known as .

    海域公園(かいいきこうえん)とは、日本の国立公園または国定公園内の海域の景観を維持するため、公園計画に基づいて、その区域の海域内に設けられた地区のこと。自然公園法によって指定、管理される。従来の名称は海中公園(かいちゅうこうえん)であったが、2010年4月の改正自然公園法の施行により変更された。 2017年(平成29年)3月7日現在、128の地区が指定され、指定に関係している公園は30箇所になり、また総面積は56,401.4ヘクタールに及ぶ。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Marine_park)