Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) and other area-based management tools are part of any conservation and sustainable fisheries strategy, as a means to protect marine species and habitats, reverse the decline of biodiversity and of the goods and services associated with marine ecosystems, recover degraded habitats and increase the sustainability of the resources.
Contribute to the implementation of Marine Protected Areas at the national and international levels establishing partnerships and supporting science-based processes.
- Promote the establishment of new MPA's;
- Improve the effectiveness of current MPA's;
- Reduce “Paper" Parks.
14 and 15 September
Organized by the United Nations Secretariat, the initiative has the support of the Portuguese Government and a partnership with Oceano Azul Foundation. The goal is to promote a debate that feeds the scientific work of elaborating the second “World Ocean Assessment”.
Interview to Christopher K. Pham
Christopher K. Pham, researcher at the Institute of Marine Research and at Universidade dos Açores, explains the problematic of marine litter on the seabed and the reason why he associated with the campaign “If it doesn’t go in the bin it goes in the sea.”