Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Call for case studies on MPAs and their economic benefits

IUCN is preparing to launch a press release compiling marine protected areas (MPA) case studies highlighting their economic benefits. IUCN wants to draw attention to ‘What MPAs Are Good For’ and is looking for case studies which clearly show the link between environmental protection and economic gain. For example, case studies could highlight the relationship of MPAs on increased fish catch in adjacent areas, tourism income, or shoreline protection.

Your case studies will be included in a press release which will be circulated to the international press at the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) and the 2nd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC2) in May in Washington, DC.

Please email a short abstract to Carolin Wahnbaeck (carolin.wahnbaeck [at] iucn.org) by Friday, 24th April. Many thanks for your contributions.