[Coral-List] Symposium: Solving the Mystery of MPA Performance (Washington, DC; Nov 5, 2010)

Helen Fox hfox at hawaii.edu
Fri Aug 27 15:06:38 EDT 2010

Dear colleagues,

I invite those of you interested in the social and ecological 
dimensions of marine conservation to join us in November at the 
Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Symposium.

If you have questions, please contact Niloofar Ganjian at 
<mailto:FullerFund at wwfus.org>FullerFund at wwfus.org

Please share with others who might be interested.  Apologies in 
advance for cross-posting.



Helen E. Fox, Ph.D.
Senior Marine Scientist | Conservation Science Program | World Wildlife Fund
1250 24th Street NW | Washington, DC 20037 USA | +1.202.495.4793 | 
Fax: + | 
<mailto:helen.fox at wwfus.org>helen.fox at wwfus.org | www.worldwildlife.org/science

World Wildlife Fund's Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Symposium

Solving the Mystery of MPA Performance

Date: November 5th, 2010

For more information and pre-registration details: 

Location: Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC

WWF is proud to announce the 5th annual Kathryn Fuller Science for 
Nature Symposium, Solving the Mystery of MPA Performance: new 
perspectives on a familiar topic. Marine protected areas (MPAs) have 
been an integral component of local, national, and international 
strategies for fisheries management and biodiversity conservation for 
decades, yet many aspects of MPA implementation and impacts remain 
uncertain.  WWF is hosting a 1 day international symposium on 
November 5, where we will review the state of the science of Marine 
Protected Areas as a foundation for both science-based policy and 
policy-relevant science.

As the conservation community strives to ensure ecological and social 
effectiveness of MPAs, WWF will promote an honest discussion on what 
works, what doesn't and why.  We will host leading scholars and 
practitioners in the field to both provide insights for conservation 
action and identify gaps in areas requiring further research, by 
synthesizing the knowledge gained from the latest cutting edge 
research.  We will delve into and illuminate areas of uncertainty on 
three major topics: 1) Ecological frontiers such as spillover, 
connectivity, and MPAs for pelagic species; 2) Social frontiers, such 
as the role of governance in implementation and socioeconomic impacts 
of MPAs; and 3) Opportunities to push the frontiers of MPA science 
through impact evaluation and other novel research methods.

In so doing, we will provide state-of-the-art scientific information 
on a core marine conservation strategies, both during the Symposium 
and through follow-up papers and policy briefs summarizing key 
insights, knowledge gaps, and rules of thumb for moving forward 
despite those gaps.
Interested in attending? 

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