MPA Center Leads Advanced Workshop on Coastal Planning for Protected Area Managers of Chile, Peru, and Argentina

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This activity is part of the current US-Chile bilateral MOU on marine and terrestrial protected areas collaboration.

MPA Center staff led a group of experts from the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), California, United Kingdom and Germany to conduct an advanced training workshop on coastal planning for protected area managers and planners from Chile, Peru, and Argentina.

Sponsored by the GEF-funded Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project, the workshop was held in Valparaiso, Chile on January 11-15 and was co-organized by the ONMS International Capacity Building Program and the Chile’s Undersecretariat for Fisheries and Aquaculture.

The workshop helped build the capacity for addressing marine planning issues in Chile, Peru and Argentina, as well as sharing lessons and best practices with trainers from ONMS.

In addition, it helped identify issues for future collaboration between ONMS, the National Park Service and Chile under a current MOU on marine and terrestrial protected areas collaboration, which will include a field visit of California protected area managers to Chile.