PAME’s 4th Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Workshop will focus on “Exploring ways to support Indigenous/Local involvement in, and Indigenous/Local led, marine protection in the circumpolar Arctic Ocean”, and will take place in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada, from March 19-21, 2019.
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The aim of the workshop is to develop our understanding of the state of Indigenous involvement in, and Indigenous led, marine protection in the circumpolar Arctic Ocean. Workshop participants will also explore and develop their understanding of Indigenous, Traditional and Local Knowledge as a foundational element in MPA and MPA network design and management, and identify ways to support a spectrum of Indigenous involvement in marine protection, including a community of information exchange.
The outputs of the workshop are still under development; however, it is expected that workshop participants will work to identify potential next steps in advancing the understanding of Indigenous involvement in the identification, design, management and monitoring of marine conservation areas; and, to develop a new tool, such as best practices or lessons learned for Indigenous/Local involvement in marine protection in the circumpolar Arctic Ocean that could contribute to the expansion of PAME’s MPA Toolbox.
- IUCN Protected Area Definition and Standards (Mike Wong, World Commission for Protected Areas, North America Region)
- Kawerak (Mary David)
- How Sami representation is ensures in the management of the Laponia world heritage site (Åsa Nordin) ￼