Workshop on Sustainable Marine and Coastal Resource Management in the Asia-Pacific in the Context of International Conservation Targets
10 September 2012 (IUCN World Conservation Congress, Jeju, Republic of Korea)

Convened by the UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative, in conjunction with Birdlife International, Center for Regional Sustainability Initiatives (CRESI), Sophia University (Japan), Ministry of Environment (Japan), University of Victoria (Canada) and North Australia Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA), this workshop will explore how bottom-up, community-based and co-management approaches utilizing local and indigenous knowledge  and other means can contribute to meeting international biodiversity targets, including Aichi Biodiversity Targets 6 and 11 on sustainable fisheries, marine protected areas (MPA) and area-based conservation. The workshop will also explore how traditional and blended management systems have been scaled up and combined with MPA approaches, and how they can enhance the resilience of ecosystems and coastal communities, including their ability to adapt to change. In exploring these themes, the workshop will focus on linkages between sustainable use and conservation, as well as cultural connectivity of area-based management across the Asia-Pacific. Read the UNU-IAS TKI release …