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1 Riding the Wave Building Momentum for the Ocean from World Parks Congress Dan Laffoley Marine Vice Chair IUCN s World Commission on Protected Areas

2 Marine Goals Planning for Sydney Protect More PROMISE OF SYDNEY Involve More Marine Protected Areas for Our Ocean Planet Invest More

3 Designing an Engagement Process for Focused outreach for Marine Theme Integration across streams and themes World Parks Congress Engaging IUCN members and organizations Scaling up capacity on marine issues

4 Creating Momentum for Ocean Conservation +225 marine and marinerelated stream events 136 marine focused events 54 Ocean Pavilion events 23 side events 5 Google hangouts 4 Debates Ocean TV daily magazine programme Film premiere: Mission Blue Film showing: MacGillivray Freeman s film Journey to the South Pacific narrated by Cate Blanchett.

5 #1: Protect the Oceans

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10 Visiting The partnership between the WCPA Young Professionals and WCPA Marine Empowering Emerging Conservation Leaders

11 Engaging the Public and Decision Makers Networking for Nature A WCPA-Marine, Parks Canada, Stream 8 Inspiring a New Generation event in partnership with Google Earth & Maps, Mission Blue, NASA Ames, Oceana, SkyTruth, Catlin Insurance, Underwater Earth, Parks Australia and WCPA Young Professionals Group

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14 Impact of Sydney: Country Commitments on MPAs Gabon will designate a network of MPAs covering 23% of the nation's waters, or roughly 46,000 km 2. Comoros committed to protecting 5% of its EEZ in MPAs by Madagascar committed to tripling its MPA coverage in the next 10 years. Australia committed to ending the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park for capital dredge purposes. Russia committed to increasing its MPA coverage to 170,000 km 2 in the next 10 years. South Africa committed to tripling its MPA coverage in the next 10 years. Brazil committed to protecting 5% of its marine waters by French Polynesia committed to creating a new large-scale MPA initiative in the Austral Islands. The Republic of Kiribati and the US signed a cooperative agreement to coordinate research and protection of their adjacent MPAs: the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (Kiribati) and the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (US).

15 Building the Promise Global Marine Community Briefing on WPC Marine Theme (June 2014) Outreach to NGO community on Promise of Sydney ideas (Fall 2014) Global Marine Community Webinar on Promise of Sydney (Sept 2014) Sessions at WPC (official, informal, NGO) Post WPC follow up on outstanding issues (Feb 2015) Promise of Sydney marine perspectives paper for Special Issue of Aquatic Conservation (in prep)

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17 Marine Recommendations 1. Increase Ocean Area in MPAs 2. Commit to Management Effectiveness 3. Integrate MPAs into the Broader Seascape MPA Targets & Effectiveness

18 Marine Recommendations 4. Include MPAs as Part of the Solution for Climate Change Impacts 5. Protect the High Seas 6. Incorporate Oceans in Sustainable Development Goals 7. Prevent Illegal Fishing International Agreements

19 Marine Recommendations 8. Manage MPAs for Human as well as Ecological Benefits 9. Strengthen Support for Marine Conservation 10. Develop Innovative Partnerships with Business Engaging with people

20 PLANNED Other effective conserved areas Task Force (with WCPA Terrestrial) Marine Mammal MPA Task Force (with SSC) Erich, Giuseppe 2015 High Seas Alliance Big Ocean MPA Action Group Steph/Carel Hope Spots Sylvia Earle/Mission Blue Marine Conservation Sub-Committee of SSC Claudio/Yvonne IUCN Ocean Core Group Francois WCPA Marine Marine Vice Chair Dan Laffoley thematic structure view High Seas Task Force Kristina Very Large MPA Task Force Nai a, John MPA Communication and Education Task Force (with CEC) Matt/Nancy WCPA Marine YP Task Force Mariasole, Kathy, Rebecca Marine membership Paula Bueno, Francis Staub Official MPA maps UNEP WCMC Google Regional coordinators and MPA networking Sue Wells FaceBook, MPA Blog, Twitter LinkedIn Mariasole Bianco Dan WPC PoS Marine Working Group Lauren/Dan Aquatic Conservation Special Issues John Baxter IMPAC 4 Working Group Partner org reps WCC marine Working Group GMPP MPA Green List Working Group Sue Wells IUCN Green List Task Force

21 Working Across Streams and Themes GOVERNANCE INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT RECONCILING DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES NEW SOCIAL COMPACT WORLD HERITAGE MEETING HUMAN NEEDS HEALTHY PEOPLE HEALTHY PARKS CLIMATE CHANGE REACHING CONSERVATION GOALS

22 To Achieve the Marine Promise GOVERNANCE MEETING HUMAN NEEDS RECONCILING DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL HEALTHY PEOPLE HEALTHY PARKS INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION CLIMATE CHANGE CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT REACHING CONSERVATION GOALS NEW SOCIAL COMPACT WORLD HERITAGE

23 MPA Effectiveness - IUCN Green List Forming MPAs & Green List Working Group How to apply Green List to marine sites Promoting the Green List within the MPA community

24 Int l Agreements - MPAs and Climate Change IUCN, WCPA and French MPA Agency leading effort to include MPAs as part of the discussion in UNFCCC Dec 2015 (Paris). Developing synthesis paper on MPAs and climate change, including recommendations for political decision makers.

25 Engaging the Public and Decision Makers Sylvia Earle film on MPAs NGO MPA Action Group to develop coordinated advocacy strategy

26 Launch of Young Marine Professionals Task Force

27 Post-Sydney Outreach Multiple newsletter articles WCPA-Marine Facebook and Twitter Sessions at George Wright Society Conference (March 2015) EBM Tools Network and OpenChannels Debrief on WPC marine recommendations and path forward (Jan 2015) on-line chat on MPAs & Aichi Targets (May 2015) Webinar on MPAs & the Green List (May 2015)

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29 Upcoming Marine Events Our Oceans Conference, October 5-6, 2015 (Chile) World Conservation Congress, September 2016 (Hawaii) International MPA Congress, November 2017 (Chile)

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