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Supporting Organizations

The third International Marine Protected Areas Congress enjoys the support of the following organizations.

Additionally, the Congress is organized under the High Patronage of Mr. François Hollande, President of France, and will have the honor of welcomig HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.

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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives: the conservation of biological diversity; the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity; and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources


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The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) entered into force in 1983 and is the only global biodiversity-related treaty specializing in the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory species, their habitats and migration routes. CMS contracting parties work individually and cooperatively to ensure a favourable conservation status for migratory species across their migratory range.


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The Global Partnership for Oceans is a growing alliance of more than 100 governments, international organizations, civil society groups, and private sector interests committed to addressing the threats to the health, productivity and resilience of the world’s oceans.

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The MPA Agency Partnership is an informal forum where the directors of national agencies in charge of MPAs work together to improve international exchange and cooperation, with the goal of better implementing and financing national and local MPA policies. At this point, it includes the heads of MPA-relevant agencies from 16 countries. The Partnership expects to double its membership at its second summit in Corsica in 2013.


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