March 4th, 2024
Heringsdorf, Germany

Register now – Siggen Seminar 2024 on Marine Protected Areas

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EUROPARC’s Siggen Seminar is a free of charge training event organised annually by EUROPARC. In 2024, we will focus on Management Effectiveness in Marine Protected Areas.

  • 4.03. – 06.03.2024
  • Gut Siggen, Heringsdorf, Germany.
  • Registration is now open!
  • Deadline to register: 05.02.2024

Catching the wave: How can we achieve more effective management in Marine Protected Areas?

The EU Biodiversity Strategy set an ambitious target for 2030, with at least 30% of the sea area to be legally protected (with 10% of the sea area to be strictly protected) by 2030. It clearly identifies the urgency to ensure that all Protected Areas across Europe are effectively managed, with the realisation of conservation objectives and appropriate monitoring. As such, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have an important role to play and are called to make a serious effort to improve their effectiveness.

But what do MPAs need to do to reach this target, and how can progresses be monitored and assessed? What guidance, tools and methods would be helpful to improve the management of our MPAs?

With this seminar we offer a great opportunity for MPA managers and staff from across Europe to jointly explore those aspects: starting from the EU policy framework we will analyse concrete MPA case studies, looking at processes that underpin management, conservation outputs and tools to monitor and assess progresses. Sharing perspectives and knowledge on MPA management and considering challenges and potential solutions, we will try to define indicators and monitoring actions that can support the assessment of MPA effectiveness.

Get all info and register here.

The deadline to register is 05.02.2024.

The Siggen Seminar is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung.