WCC 2012 Res 076 - Activity Report

Information générale
Constituant de l’UICN: 
Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand
Type de Constituant de l’UICN: 
IUCN Member
Période d’activité: 
Zone géographique: 
Océan Pacifique
Océan austral
New Zealand
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
Quels autres Membres de l’UICN sont impliqués –ou ont été impliqués- dans la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution ?: 
Department of Conservation / New Zealand
Le Secrétariat de l’UICN, est-il impliqué dans la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution ?: 
Veuillez indiquer quels autres acteurs (non-membres de l’UICN) sont impliqués dans la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution: 
CCAMLR, Greenpeace, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, UN BBNJ processes, the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, the High Seas Alliance, the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Activités visant à influencer et/ou promouvoir les politiquesECO has worked in numerous fora including at the IUCN World Congress 2016, and in those preceding the Jeju Congress, to press for increased Marine protection, spatial planning and the formal legal establishment of substantial areas of no-take marine reserves, other area based protections, and the establishment of species specific sanctuaries such as the habitat of the Maui and Hector's dolphins around New Zealand. We have rejected the Bogus Benthic Protected Areas (BPAs) put in place in New Zealand's EEZ by a new minister of fisheries who was ambushed by the New Zealand fishing industry Deep Water Group. We have pressed CCAMLR to establish a network of MPAs in the Southern Ocean, have participated int eh UNICOPLOS and UN BBNJ processes to achieve MPA; we have rejected utterly feeble NZ proposals for MPAs put forward by the previous NZ government.On-going
Activités visant à influencer et/ou promouvoir les politiquesECO supports the idea of certification but we are well aware that the governance, incentives and client relationships of such schemes are vital. We have long since lost any confidence in the Marine Stewardship Council certification schemes, which favour the client and serve as an alternative to taking real remedial action, while conferring "greenwash" on the clients. The costs of appeals have been raised so that these are well beyond our means and yet the lack of appeals is claimed as evidence of good decisions. They're not.On-going
Activités techniques/scientifiquesECO has pressed in international negotiations and via the Scientific Committees of CCAMLR, SPRFMO, and a variety of other forums including domestic NZ processes in the drafting of text and discussions of implementation of measures to protect areas of the Southern Ocean, the South Pacific, the high seas, and in New Zealand's own EEZ and Territorial Sea with genuine MPAs. We have and continue to challenge fake ones MPAs such as the NZ Benthic Protected Areas. We endorse the concept of indigenous protected areas and have supported these in the NZ territorial sea.On-going
Veuillez indiquer quels ont été les résultats obtenus dans le cadre des activités entreprises pour la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution: 
Provision for MPAs and area protection is incorporated in the BBNJ, SPRFMO and CCAMLR. Some MPAs were established in the Ross Sea area of the Southern Ocean. Russia and China continue to block others. The New Zealand Benthic/Bogus Protected Areas are largely discredited thanks to work done by John Leathwick on their lack of efficacy, and because we and others have called them out. The Department of Conservation no longer counts the BPAs in its international reporting. New Zealand has not created any MPAs in the EEZ and there is a very low level of protection in the NZ territorial sea.
Quelles mesures ont été prises afin de surmonter ces obstacles ?: 
The short-sightedness and greed of the NZ deep water fishing industry; Russia and China unsupportive in the Southern Ocean, the willingness of NZ's earlier govern to pass-off BPAs as genuine protection. We have succeeded in exposing the BPAs as Bogus. The Ross Sea MPAs were accepted, but others are stalled.
Veuillez indiquer et décrire brièvement les activités planifiées par la suite pour la mise en œuvre de cette Résolution: 
Activité FutureDescription
Education/Communication/SensibilisationThis is an on-going issue and even the 2019 IPBES report has not motivated nations to do better. We will continue to draw the public's and political and official attention to the benefits of MPAs.
Activités visant à influencer et/ou promouvoir les politiquesWe continue to press for better recognition of the importance of marine protected areas and the need for marine spatial protection, and in New Zealand for MPAs that give true protection in the NZ EEZ.