Perspective: First reports from comprehensive, in-depth study of a large remote MPA

By Rachel Jones

On 11 September 2018 the Bertarelli Foundation hosted its first Marine Science Symposium at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The event was a showcase for the first full year of activities in the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science – a program that focuses entirely on the 644,000-km2 British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) marine protected area, which includes the Chagos Archipelago.

MPA Training in a Nutshell: On governance

By Anne Nelson and the IMPACT team

Our IMPACT training team has spent a lot of time lately on building capacity for good governance. Good governance may be viewed as applying a set of internationally accepted principles for governing protected areas. These include equity, inclusivity, accountability, efficiency, responsiveness, transparency, and more.1 MPAs that effectively apply these good governance principles can have sustained support and resiliency, and can meet multiple community and conservation goals.

Notes & News: Arctic Ocean closure – US marine monuments – High seas – Funding for turtle MPAs – Funding for Med MPAs – Ocean Awards – Ocean safari – Vote for Australia’s natural wonders – MPA News vault

Commercial fishing moratorium in central Arctic Ocean is signed Eight nations met in Greenland in October to sign a historic formal agreement, first announced in November 2017, that bans commercial fishing across much of the Arctic for the next 16 years. Although...