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MPAs for People and Sustainable Development

WWF International

Date and Time
15 October 2012 13:15 - 14:45

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11)

Changing the mindset and reframing the debate around MPAs – and addressing the common misperception that MPAs benefit biodiversity but not people – is much needed to stimulate greatly increased political support for ocean protection. In this event, experts from key sectors including the tourism industry, environmental economics, fisheries management, governments and local communities will discuss real world examples and explore business models on how well-managed MPAs can contribute to ocean health and livelihoods.