Experience in Implementing High Seas Marine Protected Areas
World Wide Fund
Date and Time
28 October 2010 18:15 - 19:45
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10)
The side event will showcase the first successfully installed High Seas MPAs and the approaches organizations have taken for the establishment. From the North-East Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and the Southern Ocean speakers will present institutions’ responses to the challenges of protecting biodiversity beyond the boundaries of national jurisdiction. The event will show how High Seas MPAs can be created to contribute to the CBD’s Protected Area and biodiversity targets and the pivotal role regional organizations have in the process.