Next webinar: Capacity Building for Marine Conservationists

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Protecting our Marine Environment: specific capacities for special places!

  • Monday, 20th April 2020
  • 15:00 CET
  • participation is free but registration is needed. Register here.

Protecting our seas and marine ecosystems is of utmost importance. On the EU level, there is a pressure for member states to increase their marine protected areas, to clean up coasts and safeguard species. The fragile balance of our marine ecosystems is threatened due to human activities, like fishing and tourism. Hence, any marine strategy needs to be people-based. And for that, our marine technicians need proper training and skills.

After learning in the last webinar how LIFE INTEMARES is engaging stakeholders at a local and national level, in this webinar, we will follow the topic of Marine protection. But this time focusing on needed skills and competencies.

Patricia Marti Puig (ES) will present two case studies about her capacity building work in marine conservation in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. She will focus on the specific training needs of marine conservationists and, in particular, the competencies required for successful and inclusive stakeholder engagement approaches in the marine environment. The webinar will include an interactive question and answer round.

Patricia is a marine scientist with international experience in different fields including biodiversity and monitoring, conservation and restoration of marine biodiversity and in the science-policy-society interface. Born in Alicante, on the Mediterranean coast, Patricia is passionate about the conservation of marine biodiversity. With 14 years of international research and professional experience, she has directed and supported marine conservation projects in governments, NGOs, the private sector, and academia in the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Indian ocean and Red Sea. She has contributed in research, monitoring and management in several MPAs in the Mediterranean and overseas: Cabo de Palos, Port-cros, Portofino, Tavolara, Galapagos Marine Reserve and Ascension Island MPA.  Her stated aim is to build the next generation of MPA managers, trained in transferable skills such as governance, management, stakeholder engagement, conflict management and socio-economic aspects of MPAs.

This webinar is an initiative of the Life e-Natura2000 blended course “Competent Inclusive Communications”.

EUROPARC is taking the lead in providing innovative communications training for Protected Area professionals. This webinar is included in the the LIFE project, where 25 participants from around Europe, are learning new competencies, tools and techniques to increase their communication´s effectiveness.

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