Portions of the peninsula were protected in 1998 as the Pakri Landscape Conservation Area on the basis of its unique geological features, valuable communities of flora and fauna, and historic interest.
The port town of Paldiski is located on the peninsula.
- "Conservation Management Plan of the Pakri Landscape Reserve". Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology. Retrieved 2014-05-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)