IUCN Mediterranean projects showcased at IMPAC3

18 October 2013 | News story

Several IUCN Mediterranean projects will be presented at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3). The Congress will take place in Marseille and Corsica, France, from October 21 to October 27, 2013 and will bring together major marine specialists and other maritime stakeholders every four years to assist in the conservation and sustainable development of the oceans. Impact 3 is organized by IUCN together with the French Marine Protected Areas Agency.

The IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, in participation with MedPAN (Network of MPA managers in the Mediterranean) will address key issues of monitoring tools for invasive species, networks of marine protected areas, marine protected areas for fisheries and conservation of Open Seas. Case studies from Morocco, Mediterranean, West Africa and the Caribbean and the MedPAN North and MedOpenSeas projects will be highlighted during different workshops, discussions and presentation events as well.

Mediterranean participation:

* Ocean + evening event: How regional MPA networks contribute to implementing the CBD Aichi targets? Sharing Mediterranean experience with other regional seas initiatives - Invitation

* Ecoregional analysis - This Café, organised by MedPAN, will deal with several issues:

  • Workshop -Sustainable Ocean Initiative and regional experiences: fisheries, from threat to partnership 
  • Workshop - Blue Carbon - Posidonia case.

Other IUCN programmes implemented through and with the support of IUCN offices in Europe will be presented at the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3). The knowledge café organized by the BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management) Programme will address the challenge of identifying “Inspiring Solutions for Developing Capacity for Marine Protected Areas” and will provide a better understanding of the programme’s role in the management of marine protected areas and how the different regions can participate. Participants from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific, as well as Europe and other regions of the world will be welcomed to take part in this debate. The BIOPAMA knowledge café event will take place on October 25, during the “Regional approaches” day.

IUCN EU Overseas Programme and the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) will be holding an event on Championing Aichi Targets: Islands Key role and bright spots for marine biodiversity conservation. After assessing the recommendations, and through the use of participatory facilitation techniques, a range of Island Bright Spots that can be potentially replicated will be highlighted during the event.

 

For further info, please contact: Alain Jeudy