North America's marine protected areas form networks of remarkable places along the coasts of Canada, Mexico and the United States that protect our continent's incredible variety of marine life and help sustain our communities.

A series of films about MPAs in North America was produced through a unique collaboration of marine protected area agencies and aquarium learning centers in the three countries of North America. The videos illuminate the vital role these areas play in sustaining communities that depend on marine resources, providing exciting recreational experiences, enhancing our scientific understanding, and helping to conserve habitat, restore fisheries and protect species.

In addition, a webcast discussion was produced to explore how marine protected areas are being managed to deal with a changing climate, including by using tools developed collaboratively by Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Short films about ways marine protected areas help sustain communities and protect marine life and Tackling Climate Change Impacts in North America’s MPAs webcast