An inter-cultural dialogue on Marine Protected Areas – can locally managed marine areas provide a foundation for national marine PA networks?

Enjoy some island hospitality and an opportunity to share your thoughts on marine conservation. Join us for this intercultural dialogue between communities and conservationists on the role of Locally Managed Marine Areas as a way of developing national MPA frameworks and meeting CBD targets. An inter-regional, intercultural event which involves a traditional Pacific Islands kava ceremony, followed by small group discussions led by marine delegates from the Pacific and Meso-American Regions sharing their experience of using Locally Managed Marine Areas (including the use of traditional knowledge, local governance systems, equitable benefits, the Satoumi Initiative).

Participants examine whether these experiences are relevant for achieving CBD Aichi Target 11 on MPA 10% extent. Can the Pacific successes be replicated in other cultural and political contexts? Specific attention is given to the conservationist perspectives and inter-cultural understanding of marine usage and conservation. Arctic, East Asian, South Asian, West African and Latin American delegates (anyone with marine conservation culture) are welcome to sit in and share. We are particularly looking for dialogue between fishing community representatives and marine science, you are all important in this relationship.

English and Spanish in use for this event.

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