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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 Friday, 8 September 2017

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IMPAC 4 The final day of the fourth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) opened in La Serena, Chile, on Friday, 8 September 2017. The day saw many events taking place, all addressing the theme, ‘Our Shared Vision.’ A plenary session took place in the morning, followed by the workshops and symposia. This was followed by a closing plenary session. The high-level meeting will take place on Saturday, 9 September 2017, in Valparaiso, Chile.

The morning’s plenary session saw a panel discussion on the day’s theme, with panel members discussing key actions needed to continue ensuring successful management of marine protected areas (MPAs) and the obstacles faced. Key issues considered included: equitable and effective achievement of the goals under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); increased coordination within regions; engaging youth; illegal fishing; and, local capacity building.

Highlights from the symposia included discussions on: assessing advances towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets in 2020 and the SDGs in 2030; indigenous, provincial, and federal governments integrating marine spatial plans and MPAs in Canada; Antarctic MPAs; and, meeting the 2020 targets in Canada.

Workshops addressed: twinning and partnerships, as well as tools to enhance collaboration between MPAs; and, guidance for MPA managers and planners on marine mammal protection, and marine renewable energy suitability and siting.

The closing session followed, with participants hearing a wrap-up of the key messages that had emerged during the course of the week. There was a report back on the IMPAC4 activities that had taken place during the week, such as ‘Our Science Camp.’ A musical performance closed the plenary.

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Closing Ceremony

Carl Gustaf Lundin, IUCN

Claudio Ibáñez González, Mayor of Coquimbo

Alejandra Figueroa Fernández, Ministry of Environment, Chile

François Simard, IUCN

Daniel González, Juan Fernández Fisherman Union

Carlos Gaymer, UCN, Chile

Participants during the closign ceremony

Children from "Our Ocean Science Camp"

Opening plenary session

Mike Wong, IUCN

Sandra Bessudo, Malpelo Foundation

Tukabu Teroroko, Phoenix Islands Protected Area

Mariasole Bianco, IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Young Professionals

Dan Laffoley, IUCN

Julia Miranda, WCPA (World Comission on Protected Areas)

Keobel Sakuma, Palau, receiving the Kenton Miller Award Winner 2017 for his outstanding contribution to marine conservation

Twinning and partnerships, tools to enhance collaboration between MPA

A view of the room

Mathieu Ducrocq, Gabon Parks Agency

Mike De Luca, Rutgers University

Assessing advances towards global 2020 & 2030 targets

Celia Favacho, CONFREM, Brazil

Claudio Maretti, ICMBio

Guidance for MPA managers and planners on marine mammal protection and marine renewable energy suitability and siting

Anne Nelson, Collaborative Ocean Planning

Francine Kershaw, Natural Resources Defense Council

Indigenous, Provincial, and Federal Governments integrating Marine
Spatial Plans and MPAs in Canada

Gord McGee, Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance, Canada

Danielle Shaw, Wuikinuxv Nation

Christie Chute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Allan Lidstone, Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Canada

(L-R): Meaghan Calcari Campbell, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Allan Lidstone, Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Canada, Christie Chute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, Gord McGee, Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance, Canada, and Danielle Shaw, Wuikinuxv Nation

Antarctic MPAs

Rodolfo Werner, Pew Charitable Trusts and Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

 

Meeting the 2020 Targets in Canada: challenges, successes, opportunities
and lessons learnt in developing a national network of MPAs over the past 25 years

Sigrid Keuhnemund, WWF-Canada

Kevin Stringer, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

Participant during the session

Alexandra Barron, C-PAWS, Canada

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