The workshop took place on 9-12 September in the Archipelago house Varppi, Västerö, Maxmo, outside of Vaasa in Finland.
The purpose of the second HELCOM MPA managers workshop was to pick up on the topics the managers themselves identified as most challenging in the 2018 workshop and which would, in turn, have the most added benefit from transboundary sharing of experiences and regional level support.
Based on this the second workshop focused on stakeholder interaction within the MPA management process. It also touched on other identified topics such as communication and awareness rising, e.g. how to communicate the value and importance of conservation and conservation objectives to a wide audience.
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