Stephen Ban

BC Parks
British Columbia's first provincial park with a marine component was established over a century ago in 1911, but it took another 50 years before a marine provincial park was established for the express purpose of protecting biological rather than recreational marine values. Today, as the Canadian government aspires to meet its Aichi targets, the role of provincial marine parks in the context of a national MPA strategy needs to be carefully considered. This presentation details some of the management, policy, scientific and jurisdictional challenges associated with adapting and updating a marine parks system that needs to satisfy multiple (and sometimes competing) objectives with the increased need to satisfy biodiversity conservation goals.

My Moderators Sessions

Wednesday, December 5