The Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor as an Example of Marine Conservation Based on Ecological Connectivity Between the Islands of Four Countries.

Host: Republic of Panama
Location: Side Event Room 5 - Btaches 64

This Side Event will demonstrate how governments have been able to generate synergies beyond the borders of four countries, to establish concrete actions for the protection and conservation of marine and coastal resources, based on scientific research as a tool for the identification of ecological connectivity relationships of highly migratory species, which move between five islands or core areas in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. The panelists will present information on specific actions among the Eastern Tropical Pacific Marine Corridor (CMAR) members to maintain the upright conditions of species and ecosystems, allowing for sustainable use and ensuring the availability of these resources for future generations. Moreover, private sector financing opportunities will be discussed regarding the correct implementation of protected areas and conservation measures within this important corridor.