About the MPAAP
The Marine Protected Area Agency Partnership (MPAAP) is an informal, high-level venue for senior government officials from national marine protected area (MPA) agencies to discuss common issues and explore opportunities for cooperation. MPAAP members collaborate and share information and best practices related to the management of MPAs, including science and socio-economic benefits.
Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom (U.K.), the United States (USA) and IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (observer).
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Geographical distribution of membership (as of May 2020)
MPAAP members meet on the sidelines of other major multilateral events (e.g. IUCN World Conservation Congress, International Marine Protected Area Conference). Secretariat responsibilities rotate annually or biannually among the members. MPAAP’s collective voice delivers a powerful, science-based message on the need to invest in MPAs to protect and promote a healthy ocean – and all the benefits it provides -- for current and future generations.
The current MPAAP Secretariat is represented by NOAA (USA), in coordination with the French Biodiversity Agency (OFB) and the Chilean Ministry of Environment. For further information or to request to join please contact: Lauren.Wenzel@noaa.gov and/or Gonzalo.Cid@noaa.gov