Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas Gulf of Mexico Data Atlas

Protected Areas - Federal

National Protected Areas - Cuba

Cuba's System of National Protected Areas (Sistema Nacional de Areas Protegidas [SNAP]) are managed by the Center for Natural Protected Areas (Centro Nacional de Areas Protegidas [CNAP]). Although the first National Park, Pico Cristal, was established in 1930 and the first national environmental protection laws were passed in 1959, the establishment of SNAP in 1999 created the unified, legally protected system that exists today. Cuba's eight Protected Areas management categories follow IUCN Protected Areas Categories System definitions.

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National Protected Areas - Cuba Atlas Dataset

Federal Protected Areas - Mexico

Protected Areas in Mexico are managed by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas [CONANP]), whose mission is to "conserve the national heritage of Mexico through Protected Areas and other forms of preservation by promoting a culture of conservation and the sustainable development of communities living in their own environment". There are currently over 25 million hectares, or 12.92% of national territory under environmental management within nine CONANP regions. Management categories of the Federal Natural Protected Areas in Mexico are defined by the General Act of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection.

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Federal Protected Areas - Mexico Atlas Dataset

Federal Protected Areas - United States

Federal protected areas in the United States are lands and waters owned and/or managed by the federal government to preserve or enhance natural, historical, cultural, wildlife, and aesthetic values and resources. Federal areas in the Gulf of Mexico include wildlife refuges managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service; components of the US National Park Service such as monuments, memorials, parks, preserves, and seashores; forest lands managed by the US Forest Service; estuarine reserves managed by states funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and marine sanctuaries managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Federal Protected Areas - United States Atlas Dataset