Entries by Katharine Mill

Transatlantic MPA project at IMPAC4, Chile

The Transatlantic MPA Partnership project will be attending the International Marine Protected Areas Congress in La Serena – Coquimbo, Chile, on 4-8 September 2017. Come and meet us at the following events: Tuesday 05/09, 14:00 @ Salon Bahia 2: Towards a transatlantic partnership of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Wednesday 06/09, 15:30 @ Oceans Pavilion: The Transatlantic […]

Second twinning project gets under way: MPAs and resilience

The second of three twinning projects being launched through the Transatlantic MPA Network has started, with a first meeting of the partners in New Jersey, hosted by the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve from 9-11 May 2017. The Transatlantic MPA Resilience Twinning Project aims to improve cooperation between marine protected areas in the Atlantic […]

Three twinning projects confirmed; begin activities

The EU-funded Transatlantic MPA Network project has started work on three twinning projects to build partnerships between managers of marine protected areas (MPA) around the Atlantic. The twinning projects aim to build partnerships across the Atlantic and contribute to better MPA management effectiveness for improved conservation of marine ecosystems. The projects were designed to address […]

Resilience twinning project workshop: 9-11 May

A first workshop of the Resilience Twinning project will take place at Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research reserve, New Jersey, USA, on 9-11 May 2017. Objectives The objectives of this first workshop may be summarized as follows: • Presentation of the participants and specific problematic and resilience approach of each MPA • Scientific updates related […]

First twinning project gets under way: MPA networks

The first of three twinning projects being set up through the Transatlantic MPA network has started work, with a first meeting of participants in Monaco in early April. The Transatlantic MPA Networks Twinning Project aims to improve cooperation between networks of marine protected areas in the Atlantic basin, with the objective of strengthening the effective […]

Recommendations from 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning

In March, UNESCO and the European Commission hosted an international conference on marine spatial planning, a process that seeks to regulate human activities in the waters bordering coastal areas so as to preserve marine ecosystems, avoid conflicts between sectors of commercial and industrial activity, and promote international cooperation. The conference concluded with the adoption of […]

WWF publishes assessment of Portuguese MPAs

A new report published by WWF, “MPA X-ray – a diagnosis of Portuguese MPAs”, looks at the type of protection, distribution and area of marine protected areas in Portugal as well as their governance model. It focuses on national, regional and local MPAs (only nationally designated) and clarifies relevant and urgent questions about the MPAs. […]