On 26-27 February 2020, the Secretariat of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur (CPPS) and the STRONG High Seas project organised the third Dialogue Workshop in the Southeast Pacific region. The workshop brought together more than 50 participants from CPPS member countries as well as global and regional organisations, regional scientific institutions, academia, the private sector and NGOs.
The STRONG High Seas project was invited to take part in the inter-ministerial National Dialogue titled ‘Mejora de la base de conocimientos para la gestión intersectorial y la gobernanza de los océanos en áreas más allá de la jurisdicción nacional del Pacífico sudoriental’ organised by the Government of Peru on 25 February 2020 in Lima, Peru, to discuss the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). Read more STRONG High Seas project invited to present at the BBNJ National Dialogue organised by the Government of Peru
Project partner Luis Alonso Zapata Padilla of WWF Colombia and Dr. Carole Durussel of IASS presented the mid-term progress of the STRONG High Seas project at the 14th General Assembly of the Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur(CPPS; Permanent Commission for the South Pacific) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on 29-30 January 2020. Read more Mid-term STRONG High Seas project progress presented at the CPPS General Assembly
The ocean covers more than 70 % of the planet and is a vital support system for all life – but both coastal areas and the high seas are under threat. Currently a lack of information, especially regarding the understudied Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ), is hindering protection of these precious regions. Read more New Report on the Status of High Seas Biodiversity of the Southeast Atlantic and Southeast Pacific