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Representatives from the GOBI partnership presented a series of talks on the progress of the EBSA process during a dedicated symposium session at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Glasgow on 16 August 2014. Held over the course of 5 days, the IMCC conference brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy.


The GOBI session, chaired by BfN's Henning von Nordheim (pictured below delivering the session's opening address), comprised four talks that outlined the concept of ecologically or biologically significant areas (EBSAs), progress in the EBSA process to date, and how EBSA status can work alongside or in partnership with protection or management measures. Session speakers included Prof. Pat Halpin (Duke University, USA), Dr Mike Tetley (Whale and Dolphin Society, UK), Prof. David Johnson (GOBI Coordinator) and Hannah Thomas (UNEP-WCMC, UK).

IMCC 2014
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