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Valmer and Panache final conference

The VALMER and PANACHE projects, both of which have been exploring exciting new approaches to sustainable management of the English Channel, will present the findings of almost 3 years of work during a conference that will take place in Torquay, UK on 17-18 March 2015.
The conference will feature a series of presentations, educational workshops and a multimedia exhibition, with plenty of opportunity for networking with leading UK and French policy makers, academics, practitioners...

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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.

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International

On an international level, France has committed itself to many projects designed to slow down the loss of biodiversity and to reinforce the development of marine protected areas, which represent 1.4% of protected oceanic and coastal areas compared to 15% for protected areas of land. Internationally, the Agence des Aires Marines Protégées’ primary mission is to develop marine protected areas on the high seas and to follow the regional seas conventions and international agreements....

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Eurosite

The EUROSITE network is a European organisation developing exchanges of knowledge on the management of protected areas. The agency supports the EUROSITE initiative aiming to develop technical and scientific workshops for the management of marine protected areas, and to produce a toolbox for management plans. A list of priority work themes has been drawn up:

  • comparative examination of methodological guides and experiences from coastal and marine area management plans, in particular for Natura 2000...

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Press release - 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?

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Press kit - Pilot project to restore the Natura 2000 site "Baie et cap d’Antibes - Iles de Lérins"

The Agence des aires marines protégées (French MPA Agency) is undertaking a first project to restore the marine environment. This is a pilot action to which the Agency attaches great importance.

In May 2015, 2,500 tyres deposited underwater in the 1980s to form artificial reefs will be removed from the Natura 2000 site "Baie et cap d’Antibes - Iles de Lérins" (bay and cape of Antibes and the Lérins Islands), a marine protected area in the...

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High Seas

The Agence des Aires Marines as actively contributed to the creation of the first Marine Protected Areas in the world that are beyond national jurisdictions, notably in the north-east Atlantic and the Antarctic. It is now pursuing these actions with the creation of management procedures for the zones.
On a national level, the Agency is involved in the promotion of consultation and the consideration of issues specific to the high seas.

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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?

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Creation of the Coral Sea natural park

The creation of the Coral Sea natural park was announced on April 23, 2014, according to the government of New Caledonia’s decision headed by Harold Martin.

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National strategy for the creation and management of marine protected areas

This brochure is a summary of the national strategy for the creation and management of marine protected areas adopted in 2012. This document is an edition of November, 2015. The current strategy specifies how France intends to expand its action to develop and manage the network of marine protected areas : objectives, geographical priorities, principles, etc