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Ajaccio Ministerial Message for Ocean Conservation

© Agnès Poiret / AAMP
Published on Saturday, 26 October 2013 20:03

Immediately after 5 days of debates in Marseille, Mr. Philippe Martin, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, gathered in Ajaccio 19 ministers of nations representing the world's oceans.

This Ministerial Conference, held in the presence of numerous representatives of governments, international institutions and NGOs, was structured around three roundtables, on the following subjects: the benefits and urgency of conserving the oceans, promoting the regional scale as the appropriate framework for effective action, and international initiatives needed to protect the high seas.

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Day 5 Intro: Regional Approaches

Published on Friday, 25 October 2013 09:29

On Friday, Oct. 25, participants work on regional approaches. Carole Martinez (IUCN), who together with David Johnson (Seascape Consultants) is facilitator for this final day in Marseille, tells us why.

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Day 2 Wrap-Up, Part 1: Syntheses

François Gauthiez (French MPA Agency) and Patricio Bernal (Global Marine and Polar Program)
Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:23

Moderated by François Gauthiez (French MPA Agency) and Patricio Bernal (IUCN Global Marine and Polar Program), a panel of experts wrapped up the day's workshops, devoted to Science and Knowledge in the Service of MPA Management..

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Day 4 Wrap-Up

Jessica Sanders (FAO) and Julie Ritz (UNDESA)
Published on Friday, 25 October 2013 01:39

At IMPAC3, the keywords for Day 4 were Governance, Partnerships and Industry Involvement.

Facilitators François Simard (IUCN) and Christophe Lefebvre (French MPA Agency & IUCN) categorized the outcomes of Friday, Oct. 24, into five broad sets of issues.

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Day2: Introductive Plenary

© Yann Souche / AAMP
Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 10:00

This day is dedicated to science and knowledge in the service of MPA creation and management.

Facilitators: Patricio BERNAL, IUCN; François GAUTHIEZ, AAMP

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Day 3 Wrap-Up

Published on Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:03

Today we've been looking at tools for management and enforcement.

According to Day 3 facilitators Olivier Laroussinie (French MPA Agency) and Dan Laffoley (IUCN), today's exchanges demonstrated the real value of bringing everyone together. From one congress to the next, surprising new tools keep being invented. This can be a double-edged sword: technological advances provide a much clearer image, but at the same time require much more accurate data. So while processing capabilities increase, they induce a need for ever-larger amounts of information, which take time and resources to collect.

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Opening Day - The Voices of Organizers and Decision-Makers

H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco (middle) and French Minister of the Sea Frédéric Cuvillier (right) arrive at Pharo Palace. © Yann Souche / AAMP
Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:03

On Monday, Oct. 21, in Marseille, organizers and major partners warned that protecting the oceans was a daunting yet vital task. They urged participants to tackle it head-on with new solutions.

Jean-Claude Gaudin, mayor of Marseille, stressed that protected areas are not necessarily forbidden sanctuaries: they usually allow for human activities such as fishing – and may even, in some cases, save them from collapse. He speaks from experience: Calanques National Park includes densely populated areas.

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Day 3 Intro: Tools for MPA Management and Enforcement

© Julie Gourvès / AAMP
Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:41

Management tools encompass all measures implemented inside a protected area to ensure conservation objectives are well defined and then effectively met.

The overall theme for today's presentations is introduced by Olivier Laroussinie, Director of the French MPA Agency, and Dan Laffoley, Vice-Chair of IUCN WCPA-marine.

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Plenary sessions – bringing the congress into focus congress

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Published on Friday, 23 August 2013 17:31

At the core of the Congress, plenary sessions define its direction and clear the way for smaller meetings on more specific subjects.

Given the wealth of material presented throughout the congress , no one can hope to be part of everything going on. Plenaries nonetheless ensure that all share into the same common experience.

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Day 2 Wrap-Up, Part 2: Panelists’ Comments

Published on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:29

After François Gauthiez and Patricio Bernal finished summarizing workshops, guest speakers gave their own take on the topic of the day: Science and Knowledge in the Service of Effective Management. Below are a few excerpts.

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