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Press release - Cooperation to manage the marine area of the central and west Pacific

Comment prendre en compte la diversité des écosystèmes et leurs interactions dans les stratégies locales, nationales et internationales de gestion ? Comment planifier en conséquence les activités maritimes de la région (tourismes, transport
maritime, pêche, extraction…) en préservant le milieu ? Quels sont les scénarios possibles pour le futur et comment peuvent ils bénéficier aux populations locales ?

Voici quelques unes des problématiques sur lesquelles vont plancher les participants de ces ateliers, organisés en lien...

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IUCN World Parks Congress

For the first time since its creation in 2007, the French Marine Protected Areas Agency will attend the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Parks Congress (IUCN-WPC). This 6th edition will be held in the Sydney Olympic Park from the 12th to the 19th of November.

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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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IMPAC 3

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).

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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.

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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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The agency

The Agence des aires marines protégées is a public establishment of an administrative nature created by the law of 14 April 2006 and placed under the governance of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport, and Housing. Its head office is in Brest.

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Agency Organisation

The Agence des Aires Marines Protégées, a French public establishment of an administrative nature, is placed under the governance of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport, and Housing. Its head office is in Brest (Finistère). It has branches in mainland France and overseas, outreach teams linked to natural Marine parks and park projects. Its government is exercised by an executive board on which other deliberating authorities are dependent (the Natural Marine Park management advisory...

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Marine Protected Areas

Marine protected areas are defined areas at sea that meet long-term nature protection objectives. Today French law recognises 15 types of marine protected areas. New categories can be recognised through the creation of Ministerial Orders. The majority of marine protected areas combine protection and the sustainable development of activities. Their means of governance generally combine users, elected individuals, experts, etc. for the management of the listed Marine area.
The Agence des Aires Marines...

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Different marine protected area categories

Defined by the law of 14 April 2006, the six categories of marine protected area each meet specific objectives whilst complementing each other: the marine sections of national parks, natural reserves, prefectoral orders for the protection of biotopes, Natura 2000 sites, the sections of the maritime public domains entrusted to Coastline Conservation and natural marine parks. This provides a wide range of tools to which it is possible to add new categories through ministerial orders,...