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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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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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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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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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MAIA

MAIA, a European cooperation project, aims to create a network of managers and parties involved in marine protected areas.
This technical group, that makes proposals at an international level in terms of definition, governance and management, works on the deployment of a representative, coherent, efficient, and accepted network of marine protected areas along the Atlantic coast.

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Regional cooperation

The presence of the French maritime domain on the four oceans underlines and increases regional cooperation stakes. In fact, waters under French jurisdiction have maritime borders with around 30 states. In order to contribute to the synergy of cooperation the agency has drawn up an activity program for regional sea conventions. France is a Contracting Party to six regional sea conventions. These implemented conventions are one of the largest initiatives for the management and protection...

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Barcelona Convention

Within the framework of the Barcelona Convention "for the protection of the Marine environment and the Mediterranean coastline", the agency gives its technical support to the Ministry of Ecology for the implementation of the "biodiversity and special protection areas" protocol and the actions concerning these areas. The Barcelona Convention is the support for the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), the first "regional sea" program of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), set up in 1975, bringing...

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IMPAC3

World's Marine-Protection Specialists Gather in France in Oct. 2013

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3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress: Countdown Has Begun

Every four years, the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC) brings together major marine-conservation players worldwide. Its 3rd edition takes place in Marseille and Corsica, France, from Oct. 21 to Oct. 27, 2013. Its official website is now online: www.impac3.org. Participants can register and submit their abstracts.

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Towards good environmental status in the marine environment in 2020

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive adopts an ecosystem-based approach to the marine environment, in connection with the Habitat, Fauna and Flora and Birds Directives and the Water Framework Directive. It aims to maintain or restore the correct functioning of marine ecosystems (preservation of biodiversity, correct interactions between species and their habitats, dynamic and productive oceans) whilst ensuring the sustainable use of the sea for future generations. This brochure introduces this environnemental directive et his implementation.