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North-East Asian Marine Protected Areas Network Workshop 2021

15 July 2021

NEAMPAN workshop was organized virtually on 15 July 2021 under the theme of “Sharing experiences and challenges in sustainable management of MPAs.”

This workshop (1) presented findings from the NEAMPAN study “Management plans, monitoring and assessment of MPAs”and (2) shared experiences and lessons learned from sustainable management of MPAs; and simultaneous interpretation (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian) will be provided.

NEAMPAN was established in 2013 with aim to build a social or human network among MPAs as well as to share experiences and challenges in managing MPAs in the subregion. Currently, 12 NEAMPAN sites have been designated. 

15 Jul 2021
  • Opening remarks: Ganbold Baasanjav, Head of Office, SOENEA
  • A quick tour of NEAMPAN sites
    • China: Zhang Zhaohui, Professor, First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
    • Japan: Yohei Mori, Examiner, Biodiversity Policy Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment
    • Republic of Korea: Gusung Lee, Deputy Team Head, Marine Protected Management Team, Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM)
    • Russian Federation: Anatolii Kachur, Head/Director, Institute of Geography of the Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
Session 1: Sustainable Management of MPAs: findings from the NEAMPAN study
  • Key findings of the study, “Management Plans, Monitoring and Assessment of Marine Protected Areas”, Nobuko Kajiura, Sustainable Development Officer, SOENEA
  • [Panel discussion] Perspective of the MPAs and follow-up actions
    • Panelists:
      • Young Nam Kim, Senior Researcher, KOEM
      • Makino Mitsutaku, Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo
      • Anatolii Kachur, Head/Director, Institute of Geography of the Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • MPA management experiences of China
    • Chen Xianxia, Nanji Islands National Marine Nature Reserve
Session 2: Sustainable Management of MPAs: experiences and lessons learned
  • Presentation
    • Cui Min, National Nature Reserve of Dazhou Island Marine Ecosystems
    • Asami Shikida, Professor, Hokkaido University Center for Advanced Tourism Studies; and Chair of the Shiretoko Ecotourism Working Group on ecotourism in marine area of Shiretoko National Park
    • Seon-mi Hwang, Suncheon Bay Wetland Protected Area, Republic of Korea
    • Hyeji Jeon, Muan Tidal Flat Wetland Protected Area, Republic of Korea
    • Li Changqing, Sanya Coral Reef National Nature Reserve, China
    • Zhang Yanhua, Changyi National Marine Ecology Special Protected Area, China
    • Anatolii Kachur, Far-Eastern Marine Biosphere Reserve and SikhoteAlin Nature Reserve, Russian Federation
    • Qiying Chen, Shankou Mangrove National Marine Nature Reserve, China
  • Closing 
Meeting of Steering Committee and NEAMPAN members

Brief feedback and recommendation for future NEAMPAN activities