The French Marine Protected Areas Agency (MPAA) and IUCN are organizing the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille and Corsica from 21 October to 27 October 2013.
IMPAC3 will be a milestone towards meeting the international target of protecting 10% of the planet’s marine areas by 2020, as defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity.
- allow managers and practitioners of marine protected areas to exchange ideas and learn from each other;
- define recommendations to orient relevant global, regional and national policy processes;
- assist in the establishment and ongoing implementation of a global, lasting, ecologically representative and effectively managed network of MPAs, in coherence with the sustainable development of coastal and maritime activities;
- strive to inform, involve and influence all stakeholders at different stages.
The main themes, as well as practical information to help proposal submission, can be found here.
Abstracts can be submitted from 15 March 2013, connect to www.impac3.org. Submissions close on 10 May.