PAME’s 4th Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Workshop will focus on “Exploring ways to support Indigenous/Local involvement in, and Indigenous/Local led, marine protection in the circumpolar Arctic Ocean”, and will take place in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada, from March 19-21, 2019.
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The aim of the workshop is to develop our understanding of the state of Indigenous involvement in, and Indigenous led, marine protection in the circumpolar Arctic Ocean. Workshop participants will also explore and develop their understanding of Indigenous, Traditional and Local Knowledge as a foundational element in MPA and MPA network design and management, and identify ways to support a spectrum of Indigenous involvement in marine protection, including a community of information exchange.
The outputs of the workshop are still under development; however, it is expected that workshop participants will work to identify potential next steps in advancing the understanding of Indigenous involvement in the identification, design, management and monitoring of marine conservation areas; and, to develop a new tool, such as best practices or lessons learned for Indigenous/Local involvement in marine protection in the circumpolar Arctic Ocean that could contribute to the expansion of PAME’s MPA Toolbox.
- 1) IUCN Protected Area Definition and Standards
- Mike Wong, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
- 2) Ikaarvik: Inuit youth bridging research and their communities in a changing Arctic
- Shelly Elverum and Gibson Porter, Ocean Wise, Ikaarvik – Barriers to Bridges
- 3) Protected Area Co-Management Models - Government of Canada
- Nicole Hutchinson, Oceans Management, DFO
- 4) Opportunities for Indigenous and Local Involvement to MPA Network Planning: Perspectives from Canadian and Pan-Arctic Projects
- Martin Sommerkorn, WWF Arctic Programme
- 5) How Saami representation is ensured in the management of the Laponia site
- Åsa Nordin-Jonsson, Director of the Laponia World Heritage Site (Sweden)
- 6) Findings, Recommendations and next steps from the Pikialasorsuaq Commission
- Stephanie Meakin, Inuit Circumpolar Council – Canada
- 7) Bering Strait Voices – Kawerak’s Vision for Action to address increased vessel traffic in the Alaskan Region in order to protect the subsistence way of life
- Mary David, Kawerak Inc.
- 8) How area-based conservation measures in the Barents Sea contribute to ecosystem-based management
- Cecilie von Quillfeldt, Norwegian Polar Institute
- 9) PINIARIARNEQ: How collaborative research can help inform spatial planning
- Janne Flora, Phd, Aarhus University, Kingdom of Denmark
- 10) The SmartICE Application
- Shelly Elverum, Ocean Wise
- 11) SIKU, The Inuit Knowledge Wiki & Social Mapping Platform
- Gibson Porter, Arctic Eider Society
- 12) Overview of the PAME MPA Network Toolbox project
- Martin Sommerkorn, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Arctic Programme
- 13) ￼￼￼Inuvialuit Leadership in Marine Protected Area Planning and Management ￼￼￼
- Joe Illasiak, Inuvialuit Game Council and Shannon MacPhee, Fisheries and Oceans Canada)