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4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4)

Marine Protected Areas: Bringing the People and Ocean Together

5-9 September 2017 | La Serena – Coquimbo and Valparaíso, Chile

Highlights for Wednesday, 6 September 2017

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IMPAC 4 The second day of the fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) convened in La Serena, Chile, on Wednesday, 6 September 2017 on the theme, ‘Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Coastal Communities.’ The day included a plenary session in the morning, and a number of symposia, workshops, oral presentations, and poster presentations taking place throughout the day. Speed talks and knowledge cafés occurred in the afternoon and evening.

The morning’s plenary session saw a panel discussion on the day’s theme, with participants underscoring the importance of community involvement in all aspects of MPA proclamation and management. Key highlights included underscoring the importance of recognizing heritage and culture when proclaiming and managing MPAs. Participants also stressed: development of marine reserves can be both a responsibility and a right as local communities are stewards of the land; MPAs can ensure the sustainability of artisanal fisher livelihoods; workshops with local communities to design and implement fish restoration zones have had positive results; and, using ancestral knowledge combined with modern technology and science can encourage progress and advancement of MPAs.

Highlights from the symposia included discussions on: civil society networking for marine conservation in the Southern Cone; MPAs and food security; and, protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems in the high seas from bottom fishing impacts.

Workshop highlights included discussions on citizen science for MPAs, and indigenous communities and MPAs. Some workshops also undertook exercises on issues including: enhancing South-South cooperation towards global MPA targets in South America and the Caribbean; methodologies, experiences and vision to improve the educational managed marine area tool box; and, improving the performance of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas through the IUCN Green List.

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Opening plenary session

Kalani Quiocho, NOAA

Poki Tane Haoa, Government of Rapa Nui, Chile

John Armor, NOAA

Participants during plenary

(L-R): Poki Tane Haoa, Government of Rapa Nui, Chile, Kalani Quiocho, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Felipe Paredes, Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile, and Gustavo Cabrera, Fundacion Cuerpos de Conservacion Omoa (CCO), Omoa, Honduras

Gustavo Cabrera, CCO, Omoa, Honduras

Felipe Paredes, Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile

Citizen science for MPAs

Steffan Howe, Parks Victoria

Mark Rodrigue, Parks Victoria, Australia

Protecting Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs) in the high seas from bottom fishing impacts

Mauricio Gálvez, Instituto de Fomento Pesquero (IFOP)

Michel Kaiser, IUCN Fisheries Expert Group (IUCN-FEG)

Jessica Sanders, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)

Serge Garcia, IUCN-FEG

Participant interventions

Tony Thompson, FAO

(L-R): Michel Kaiser, IUCN-FEG, Joseph Appiott, CBD, Mauricio Gálvez, IFOP, Jessica Sanders, FAO, and Tony Thompson, FAO

Sharing our methodologies, experiences and vision to improve the educational managed marine area tool box

Roland Sanquer, Department of Education, French Polynesia

François Morisseau, French Biodiversity Agency

Participants during the workshop

Towards a new international instrument to regulate the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond the jurisdiction of states (BBNJ)

(L-R): Cristóbal Hernández Castillo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile, Carlos Duarte, Brazilian Ambassador to Chile and BBNJ PrepCom Chair, Liz Karan, Pew Charitable Trusts, Kristina Gjerde, Policy Advisor to the High Seas Alliance, and Cristian Laborda Mora, IUCN

Kristina Gjerde, Policy Advisor to the High Seas Alliance

Carlos Duarte, Brazilian Ambassador to Chile and BBNJ PrepCom Chair

Enhancing South-South cooperation towards global MPA targets in South America and the Caribbean

Lauren Weatherdon, UNEP-World Conservation and Monitoring Center (WCMC)

Joseph Appiott, CBD

 

Ole Vestergaard, UN Environment

Participants during the workshop

Brian MacSharry, UNEP-WCMC

MPAs and food security

Serge Garcia, IUCN-FEG

Miguel Ávalos, National Confederation of Artisanal Fishermen of Chile (CONAPACH)

Angélica Méndez, Network of Fishermen, Guatemala

Stefan Gelcich, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Civil society networking for marine conservation in the Southern Cone: lessons from collaborative working

Alejandra Figueroa Fernández, Ministry of the Environment, Chile

Emiliano Ezcurra, National Parks, Argentina

Joaquin Labougle, National Parks, Argentina

Maria José González, Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) Fund

Pamela Castillo, Asociación Costa Rica por Siempre

Alexandra Sapoznikow, MAR Fund

Improving the performance of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas through the IUCN Green List

James Hardcastle, IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme

Participants during the session

Thierry Lefebvre, IUCN France Committee on Côte Bleue Marine Park

Sandra Valenzuela, WWF-Colombia

A view of the room during the session

Indigenous communities and MPAs: Opportunities and challenges for marine conservation

(L-R): Uri Avaka, Rapa Nui, Javier Ancapán, Mapu Lahual, Jaime Huanquil, Mapu Lahual, Pamela Zúñiga, Quinchao, Daniel Caniullán, Pu Wapi, Nelson Millatureo, Islas Huichas, and Carolina Huenucoy, Kawésqar

Lorena Arce, Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas and Territories (ICCA) Consortium

Uri Avaka, Rapa Nui

Jaime Huanquil, Mapu Lahual

Javier Ancapán, Mapu Lahual

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