The Importance of Marine Protected Areas in Canada

Porteau-Cove-MPA.jpgJoin the Marine Protected Areas Research Group for a facilitated panel discussion on “The Importance of Marine Protected Areas in Canada” at the Vancouver Aquarium on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6-8:30pm.

Join us for a thoughtful discussion about marine protected areas in Canada and why we need them now. Experts will be speaking about the value of marine protected areas and will be available for questions and answers following their presentations.

The Government of Canada’s stated vision is to establish “an ecologically comprehensive, resilient and representative national network of marine protected areas that protects the biological diversity and health of the marine environment for present and future generations.”

Moderated by Dr. John Nightingale, President, Vancouver Aquarium


  • Scott Vaughan, Commissioner, Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Dr. Isabelle Cote, Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Philip Dearden, Professor and Chair of the Geography Department, University of Victoria
  • Alexandra Barron, Marine Conservation Coordinator, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

Important Note: Seating is limited for this free event and RSVP is required.

Follow the link to RSVP and for more information:


About Nathan J. Bennett

Nathan J. Bennett (see is a post-doctoral fellow in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. He conducts research on humans-environment interactions, conservation social sciences and environmental governance and management.
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