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Cooperation to manage the marine area of the central and west Pacific

In how far are the diversity of marine species and ecosystems taken into account in national development planning? Are maritime activities such as tourism, shipping, fishing, or mineral extraction affecting each other and are they compatible with marine conservation? What are potential future scenarios and how will they affect local communities that are strongly dependant on marine resources?


French Announcements at the Ajaccio Conference

On Oct. 26, the French Minister of Ecology announced several significant environmental initiatives at the Ajaccio Ministerial Conference for Ocean Conservation.


Ajaccio Ministerial Message for Ocean Conservation

Immediately after 5 days of debates in Marseille, Mr. Philippe Martin, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, gathered in Ajaccio 19 ministers of nations representing the world's oceans.


"Ocean+" WebTV is online ! is the Web TV of the 3rd International Congress of Marine Protected Areas. It talks about oceans, marine biodiversity in general and marine protected areas in particular.



In 2013, the Agence des aires marines protégées (French Marine Protected Areas Agency) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are co-organizing the 3rd edition of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3).