International Marine Protected Areas Congress 

This coming September, the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) will be held in La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile. With the motto, Marine Protected Areas: Bringing the People and Ocean Together, IMPAC4 "will focus on the need to highlight the intricate nature of ocean-human relationship and the benefits of marine protected areas and the ocean for millions that depends on their ecosystem services."* At the Congress the CFA will be involved in several presentations regarding Conservation Finance. A summary of these events, put together by Sylvie Goyet, can be downloaded here. This summary will continue to be updated and shared on our website

For you members that are lucky enough to be attending and/or presenting we would love to help keep you updated and connected before and during the Congress. By filling out the form through our website we can add you to an email list and share your contact information with one another before you head to Chile.

           *taken from IMPAC4 website

Two More Weeks to Submit Proposals to ILCN

The International Land Conservation Network will be accepting proposals for panels and presentations at their 2018 Global Congress. Proposals can be submitted here and will be accepted until July 21st.

Proposals for presentations or panels within any of these topic areas are welcome:

  • Conservation finance
  • Law and policy
  • Organization and governance
  • Land management, restoration, and stewardship

More information on the proposal process is available here.

The 2018 Global Congress will be held in Santiago, Chile on January 24-26, 2018.
Registration will open this fall. 

For more information on attending, submitting a workshop proposal, or about the Congress in general, please see the website here or contact Emily Myron, Project Manager for the ILCN at or +1 617-503-2212