World Oceans Day

8th June 2021 1:00pm

Event Details

Start Date: 8th June 2021 1:00pm

Venue: Online

Event Description

Cambridge World Ocean Day Event – Tues 8th June, 1 – 2.30 pm London (BST).

Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cambridge Conservation Forum Marine (CCFMarine), in association with the Cambridge University Marine Conservation Society (CUMCS), will be celebrating World Oceans Day 2021 with an online event.  This year, the World Ocean Day theme is “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”, with an associated conservation action focus on the 30×30 protected area challenge.  We will therefore be exploring the challenging issue of the urgency to protect 30% of the ocean, whilst also ensuring that coastal communities and economies dependent on the marine environment recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Five speakers, representing different regions and issues, will present their work and ideas, and we will end with an open discussion.  Times and below are approximate – we will be providing a more detailed programme shortly


  • 1pm (BST) Welcome from Sue Wells (CCF Marine)
  • 1:05 Dom Andradi-Brown (Senior Marine Scientist, WWF- US): Meeting the 30X30 target for the oceans within the context of emerging blue economies and recovery from the pandemic
  • 1:20 Todd Steiner (Executive Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network):  Cocos-Galapagos Swimway: Creating a new paradigm for protecting highly migratory endangered species – a unique opportunity to create one of the world’s first bilateral no-take marine protected areas to safeguard the migratory pathways of endangered and iconic marine species including leatherback sea turtles, scalloped hammerhead sharks, and green sea turtles.
  • 1:30 Claudia Guerrero and Maria Arteaga (Field technician and Seascape Coordinator, Centro de Estudios Marinos and Fauna & Flora International): Honduras: The blue economy as a mechanism for economic and ecological recovery in artisanal fishing communities in the context of Covid-19 and natural disaster
  • 1:40 Alice Pires (Senior Programme Implementation Manager, Rare’s Fish Forever programme):  Mozambique: A participatory and inclusive Managed Access and Reserve approach to designing, establishing and enforcing managed access areas, balancing human use with effective protection in the context of Green/Blue recovery efforts
  • 1:50 Tammy Davies (Senior Marine Science Officer, BirdLife International): The proposed North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Seamount Marine (NACES) MPA: Opportunity in the high seas – the important seabird foraging hotspot now being considered for protection by OSPAR
  • 2pm Q&A and panel discussion with all
  • 2:30 End

The meeting will be recorded and made available for those unable to join live.

If you are interested in the general topic of marine protected areas and COVID-19 recovery, this paper might be useful:

Parks Journal 27 – Special Issue on COVID-19, March 2021: DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2021.PARKS-27-SICP.en

Carol Phua, Dominic A. Andradi-Brown, Sangeeta Mangubhai, Gabby N. Ahmadia, Shauna L. Mahajan, Kirk Larsen, Stephen Friel, Russell Reichelt, Marc Hockings, David Gill, Laura Veverka, Richard Anderson, Lovasoa Cédrique Augustave, Awaludinnoer, Tadzio Bervoets, Kitty Brayne, Rili Djohani, Joan Kawaka, Fabian Kyne, January Ndagala, Jenny Oates, Kennedy Osuka, Mosor Prvan, Nirmal Shah, Fabio Vallarola, Lauren Wenzel, Hesti Widodo and Sue Wells

Marine protected and conserved areas in the time of COVID

Supplementary Online Material: Marine case studies compilation