Cambridge Conservation Forum Marine (CCF Marine), in association with the Cambridge University Marine Conservation Society (CUMCS), will be celebrating World Ocean Day 2021 with this online event of short talks. This year the World Ocean Day theme is “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”, with an associated conservation action focus on the 30×30 protected area challenge. We will be exploring the challenging issue of the urgency to protect 30% of the ocean, whilst ensuring that coastal communities and economies dependent on the marine environment recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers representing different regions and issues will present their work and ideas, and we will end with an open discussion.
Speakers and approx. timings:
· 1pm (BST) Welcome from Sue Wells (CCF Marine)
· 1:05 Dom Andradi-Brown (Senior Marine Scientist, WWF- US): Meeting the 30X30 target for the oceans within the context of emerging blue economies and recovery from the pandemic
· 1:20 Todd Steiner (Executive Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network): Cocos-Galapagos Swimway: Creating a new paradigm for protecting highly migratory endangered species – a unique opportunity to create one of the world’s first bilateral no-take marine protected areas to safeguard the migratory pathways of endangered and iconic marine species including leatherback sea turtles, scalloped hammerhead sharks, and green sea turtles.
· 1:30 Claudia Guerrero and Maria Arteaga (Field technician and Seascape Coordinator, Centro de Estudios Marinos and Fauna & Flora International): Honduras: The blue economy as a mechanism for economic and ecological recovery in artisanal fishing communities in the context of Covid-19 and natural disaster
· 1:40 Alice Pires (Senior Programme Implementation Manager, Rare’s Fish Forever programme): Mozambique: A participatory and inclusive Managed Access and Reserve approach to designing, establishing and enforcing managed access areas, balancing human use with effective protection in the context of Green/Blue recovery efforts
· 1:50 Tammy Davies (Senior Marine Science Officer, BirdLife International): The proposed North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Seamount Marine (NACES) MPA: Opportunity in the high seas – the important seabird foraging hotspot now being considered for protection by OSPAR
· 2pm Q&A and panel discussion with all
· 2:30 End