IRES Postdoctoral Fellow Nathan Bennett co-organized an event regarding large marine protected areas

In February 2016 at an event co-organized Professor Patrick Christie from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and Postdoctoral Fellow Nathan Bennett from UBC Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, more than 100 participants met for the first-ever major discussion of challenges associated with how people interact with large marine protected areas (MPAs).  The event was held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Attendees representing 17 countries and 18 universities, several School of Marine and Environmental Affairs masters’ students and faculty members, staff from the world’s largest MPAs, and indigenous community leaders, collaborated to proactively identify solutions to overcoming challenges.

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