In this interactive “Office Hour” chat, Dan Laffoley of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas and Lauren Wenzel of NOAA's National Marine Protected Area Center will answer your questions about how Marine Protected Areas are defined under Aichi Target 11 (and the likelihood of meeting the target):
By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscape and seascape.
Laffoley and Wenzel will also be answering questions about progress toward meeting other international commitments such as The Promise of Sydney, as well as general MPA representativeness and management effectiveness issues. This event is co-sponsored by OpenChannels.org and the EBM Tools Network.
About Live “Office Hour” Chats: The event will be an interactive chat conducted by typing and reading text. There is no audio component. Office Hour chats provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions to our panelists and share their own experiences and insights with panelists and other participants. All participants are able (and encouraged) to post, and all participants are able to view all posts. Inappropriate or off-topic content will be controlled. Audience members are encouraged to login with their Facebook or Twitter accounts or type in their name below the comment box, so we can easily match participants’ questions with answers. Recently answered questions will be "pinned" to the top of the chat interface below. If you miss the live event, a transcript will be available on this page after the event concludes.