Values of marine parks
When making decisions about what can occur in marine parks and what action we will take to protect marine parks, we take values into account.
- species and communities within marine parks
- ecological processes.
- living and cultural heritage
- Indigenous beliefs
- practices and obligations for country
- places of cultural significance
- cultural heritage sites.
For example, non-Indigenous heritage that has significance, such as:
- social significance.
For example, the benefit of marine parks for:
- the economy.
Discover more about the values of each marine park:
- Values of the Coral Sea Marine Park
- Values of the North Network
- Values of the North-west Network
- Values of the South-west Network
- Values of the Temperate East Network
Other sources of information on marine park values can be found on the Department’s website, in particular:
- Species Profile and Threats Database
- Australian Wetlands Directory
- Australian Heritage Database
- Australian National Shipwrecks Database
As our understanding of marine park values improves over the life of this plan, we will make new information about values available on this site.
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