Every four years the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) holds a World Conservation Congress (WCC), bringing together representatives of government, the scientific community, and conservationists from around the world to share experiences and discuss the future of conservation. This congress is the world’s largest gathering of conservationists, and is pivotal in shaping policy and global strategy for the effective protection of biodiversity and safeguarding of livelihoods. This year’s event will be held in Jeju, South Korea from September 6th-15th, with the theme being “Nature+”.
At this year’s WCC, the Pacific LMMA Network will be hosting a special side event, showcasing the emerging Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) movement. In recent years, LMMAs have emerged as an innovative, cost-effective way to tackle some of the challenges of coastal and marine resource management commonly faced by fishing communities in developing countries.
For more information about this event, follow this link.