Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve

Note: The data were entered in the language of the country of origin (English, French or Spanish) and there is no translation available yet.


f - Clarify if some species/habitats listed in section III are the subject of more management/recovery/protection measures than others


Marine / costal / terrestrial ecosystems Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Mangroves no no no
Coral no no no
Sea grass beds no no no
Wetlands no no no
Forests no no no
Others no no no


Species from SPAW Annex 3 present in your area Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Combretaceae: Conocarpus erectus no no no
Compositae : Laguncularia racemosa no no no
Hydrocharitaceae: Thalassia testudinum no no no
Rhizophoraceae: Rhizophora mangle no no no
Verbenaceae: Avicennia germinans no no no


Species from SPAW Annex 2 present in your area Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Reptiles: Caretta caretta no no no
Reptiles: Chelonia mydas no no no
Reptiles: Eretmochelys imbricata no no no

g - Describe how the protected area is integrated within the country’s larger planning framework (if applicable)

not specified

h - Zoning, if applicable, and the basic regulations applied to the zones (attach in Annex a copy of the zoning map)

Name Basic regulation applied to the zone
General Use Zone General Use Zone
Seasonal Closure Zone Seasonal Closure Zone
Conservation Zone Conservation Zone
Wilderness Zone Wilderness Zone
Comments, if necessary

A fifth zone has recently been created to offer greater protection to the north-east spawning
aggregation site.

i - Enforcement measures and policies

The zone has been demarcated.

j - International status and dates of designation (e.g. Biosphere Reserve, Ramsar Site, Significant Bird Area, etc.)

International status Date of designation
Biosphere reserve no
Ramsar site no
Significant bird area no
World heritage site (UNESCO) no
Others: no

k - Site’s contribution to local sustainable development measures or related plans

not specified

l - Available management resources for the area

Ressources How many/how much Comments/description
Human ressources Permanent staff 4 We are understaffed and need more rangers and fuel allotment. 1 Manager, Bachelor’s Degree 1 Biologist, Associate’s Degree 1 Ranger, 1 Ranger. Yes there are training programs that occur throughout the year for field staff. We sometimes get assistance from Central Office Staff from the Conservation Compliance Unit when we need assistance in enforcement.
Physical ressources Equipments - Capacity to respond to emergencies - Marines vehicles There is a headquarters that provide housing and kitchen for the staff while out in the field. The reserve has vessels to do enforcement and there is basic monitoring equipment.
Infrastructures - Signs on the main accesses - Guard post on the main accesses
Financial ressources Present sources of funding Funding is gotten from Central Government and funds are also collected from Park Fees. This is used to pay staff and maintain engines and so forth. More funding is needed but with the current financial situation of the country it is seen as moderate. We sometimes get additional monitoring funding from Non-governmental organizations such as Wildlife Conservation Society and The Nature Conservancy.
Sources expected in the future
Annual budget (USD)

Conclusion Describe how the management framework outlined above is adequate to achieve the ecological and socio-economic objectives that were established for the site (Guidelines and Criteria Section C/V).

See management Plan.