The Port Royal Protected Area was established on 8 May 1967 under the Beach Control Act. On 18 September 1998, The Palisadoes Port Royal Protected Area (P-PRPA) was declared under the Natural Resources Conservation Authority (NRCA) Act Order, (No. 73 of 1998). P-PRPA was also designated as a Ramsar site (Wetland of International Importance) under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as a Waterfowl Habitat on 22 April 2005.
Zoning plan for NMIA, Palisadoes and its environs (2014-2019)