Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex

68311 WDPA ID
450.0 km² Reported Area

Type Marine Protected Areas

Location United States of America


  • Original Name Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex
  • English Designation Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance
  • IUCN Management Category Not Reported
  • Status Designated
  • Type of Designation International
  • Status Year 1987
  • Sublocation US-VA
  • Governance Type Not Reported
  • Management Authority Not Reported
  • Management Plan Management plan is implented and available
  • International Criteria (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi)(vii)

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

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Sources (1)

  1. Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance Updated: 2023 Ramsar Secretariat, on behalf of Ramsar Contracting Parties

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UNEP-WCMC (2023). Protected Area Profile for Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Complex from the World Database on Protected Areas, December 2023. Available at: