Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Marine Protected Areas Congress Seeks To Protect 30% Of Global Ocean by 2030

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Ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials are meeting in Vancouver, Canada, this week to chart a course toward protecting 30% of the global ocean by 2030.

An estimated 7.65% of the ocean is currently covered by marine protected areas (MPAs), according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

The fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is seeking to develop a collaborative approach to ocean conservation and sustainability that includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, communities, leaders, and nations, “to reshape our understanding of, and relationships with, nature.”

To contribute to a healthy blue planet for future generations, participants will aim to “re-think our policies, economies, priorities, and processes in ways that reflect the . . . role nature plays in our . . . health, equity, well-being and economic sustainability.”

For more info, go to the International Institute for Sustainable Development website.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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