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5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5)

Vancouver, Canada
Thursday , September 01, 2022 - Thursday , September 08, 2022

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Location Vancouver, Canada

Held every four years, IMPAC is the top global gathering for marine conservation professionals to share knowledge, experience and best practices to strengthen marine conservation and protect the natural and cultural heritage of the world ocean.

IMPAC5 is expected to be the largest Congress to date and will expand the growing movement for global ocean conservation. IMPAC5 provides a key opportunity for participants to chart a course towards protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030. Two key focus areas for IMPAC5 are to highlight the leadership role of Indigenous Peoples in marine protected areas around the world and to engage the next generation of marine conservation professionals. IMPAC5 will be a hybrid in-person and virtual event to accommodate participants globally.

An IMPAC5 Ministerial Summit will follow on 30 June 2022, where officials from participating governments will hear the results of the Congress, address key issues and affirm commitments to expanding ocean protection.