Marine protected areas and beyond: setting sail for a sustainable ocean

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Join us for the latest installment of our All Hands On Deck webinar series. A series intended to showcase the diversity of issues and solutions as we come together to deal with the environmental and social challenges of our time.

The ocean unites our world in a profound way – and yet, it faces more threats today than ever before in history. All around the world, the need to protect the ocean is clear, from the United Nations to right here in Canada. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are an important tool for conservation, protecting biodiversity and habitats from harmful human activities; but, there are some ocean goals that MPAs cannot help us reach. As we strive to protect 30% of Canada’s ocean by 2030, we must look beyond MPAs to see the bigger picture of the ocean and how we use them. Setting sail for ocean sustainability won’t be an easy task, and will need our governments, ocean industries, and coastal communities to pull together toward a common goal. We might be aiming for 30 by 30, but the real ambition should be 100% of the ocean sustainably managed for all. This webinar gives an introduction to MPAs in Canada and explores the different pathways we can take to a healthy ocean now and into the future. 
 
Our speaker is Julie Reimer, Julie is a PhD Candidate (Geography) at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her research explores marine spatial planning and area-based ocean management as a pathway toward conservation and sustainability goals. She holds a Master of Marine Management and a Bachelor of Science in biology, and brings this interdisciplinary lens to her work with multiple environmental non-profits in Canada. Julie has been recognized as a leader in organizational governance and science-based conservation advocacy. Beyond her passion for oceans, Julie enjoys a daily yoga practice of over 1,000 days and an annual read of the Lord of the Rings.
When
January 28th, 2021 6:30 PM through  7:30 PM

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