|The Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Management Plan governs activities on Macquarie Island as well as marine areas surrounding the island out to 3 nautical miles.
|Formal Governance System
|The land area was initially protected in 1933; the reserve was extended to 3 nautical miles and its present form in 1978.
|Governance system remains in place. Coded until 2014.
|State of Tasmania-level policy operates within the context of international agreements such as the World Heritage Convention, Convention on Biodiversity, Convention on Migratory Species, and the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels.
|Governance System Description
|The Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Management Plan is implemented by Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania who is responsible for governing the land area of Macquarie Island as well as marine areas out to 3 nautical miles; and coordinates with the Department of the Environment to ensure that regulations are consistent with those in place in the Marine Park.
The marine area out to 3 nautical miles is managed as a no-take zone
Terrestrial areas have been protected to some extent since 1933. In general the Nature Reserve Management Plan aims to reduce threats to and conserve biodiversity by concentrating human activity in one area of the reserve, while limiting access and impacts in other areas. They have also invested in a successful pest eradication program.
|Type Of Formal Governance
|Governance Knowledge Use
|Highly centralized (4)
|Distance To Markets
|More than 1000km (4)
|Macquarie island is more than 1000km from the nearest fisheries markets.
|High: Many metrics for success (3)
|The management plan includes 10 major goals that include include conserving biodiversity, reversing negative conservation trends, maintaining quarantine procedures, limiting impact of tourism and research activities, preserving cultural heritage, and maintaining or improving natural ecological processes that are directly or indirectly related to human disturbance.
|Social Ecological Fit
|Governance System Spatial Extent
|The Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Management Plan covers an area of approximately 875 square kilometers; approximately 128 square kilometers of which is terrestrial.