Tuesday, 29 October 2013

IMPAC 3: Ajaccio Ministerial Statement

Ministers from 19 countries signed the statement calling for establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) in national and international waters on Saturday, at the conclusion of the Ministerial Conference for Ocean Conservation in Ajaccio, Corsica.

MPAs, they said, ‘play a crucial role in protecting marine biodiversity whose long-term survival is vital for sustainable development and the future of mankind’