This theme will focus on how to design and manage Marine Protected Areas and their networks to address the key challenges considered across the Congress’ streams. Marine issues will be clustered around three sub-themes: Invest More, increasing the investment of funds, time, and partners in Marine Protected Areas; Involve More, engaging a broader range of stakeholders, building new partnerships, and moving from awareness to action; and Protect More, expanding the use of Marine Protected Areas to achieve conservation goals and maximize their effectiveness.

The Congress will facilitate the sharing of experiences, foster alliances, and highlight both achievements of and new commitments by the Marine Protected Areas community.

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  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme (GMPP)
  • World Commission on Protected Areas Marine

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IUCN WCPA Parks Australia NSW NPWS