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Press Releases

Technical Outcomes of the Congress
Oct. 25, 2013 - Review of the five days of exchanges in Marseille, stressing the pivotal role of humans and their activities in marine protected areas, the quest for sustainable financing solutions, high-seas conservation and the development of networks of marine protected areas.

Press Invitation (in French)

Oct. 25, 2013 - On the occasion of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Mr. Philippe Martin, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, will travel to Ajaccio, Corsica, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. France, the organizer of the congress together with IUCN, decided to lend a political dimension to the event. It is therefore organizing, immediately after the debates in Marseille, a Ministerial Conference. To date, 25 ministers have confirmed they will attend. Chaired by Philippe Martin, this high-level political meeting aims to turn international spotlights onto the question of marine protected areas, in relationship with Aichi Target 11 (one of the targets adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity). It specifices that 10 percent of the oceans must be protected by 2020.

Press Invitation (in French)

Oct. 25, 2013 - Closure of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress - Technical Part (Marseille) - Press Brief on Friday, Oct. 25, 15:15 PM, at Pharo Palace.

Congress officially opeN (in French)

Oct. 25, 2013 – Opening ceremony at Pharo Palace, under the high patronage of the President of France, in the presence of H.S.H the Prince of Monaco, of Mr. Frédéric Cuvillier, French minister for transports, the sea and fisheries, and of Mr. Jean-Claude Gaudin, mayor of Marseille. With Mr. Pierre Ghionga, president of the Corisca Environmental Agency, Ms. Julia Marton-Lefevre, General Director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and Mr. Paul Giacobbi , president of the French MPA Agency.

Press Invitation

Oct. 15, 2013 - The French MPA Agency and IUCN are honored to invite members of the Press to follow the highlights of the congress. Download our calendar of media events.

PrograM is released

June 5, 2013 - The official program is now available, after reading and sorting around 700 abstracts.

OFFicial IMPAC3 launch in paris

June 5, 2013 - Just before World Oceans Day, dive into the Third International Marine Protected Areas Congress


Congress Book

Oct. 15, 2013 - Full guide to the congress, including the programme (92 pages)

Press Kit

Sept. 1, 2013 - Brief presentation of the congress, of its organizers and of marine protected areas, in France and worldwide.


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IMPAC3 Logos

IMPAC3 Photos (1)

IMPAC3 Photos (2)

Field Agents

Field Agents (1)

field agents (2)

field (3)

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Opening Ceremony

Jean-Claude Gaudin     Julia Marton-Lefebvre      Paul Giacobbi      Frédéric Cuvillier (1)

Frédéric Cuvillier (2)    H.S.H Prince Albert of Monaco     Musical interlude

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