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The 2013 Seascapes Workshop was held in Costa Rica within the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape. The workshop brought together approximately 40 people from CI’s marine conservation teams from Brazil, Eastern Tropical Pacific, Hawaii, Indonesia, Madagascar, Pacific Islands, Philippines and headquarters as well as a small number of representatives from partner organizations, donors and governments. Last year’s workshop deep dived into two topics, Fisheries management: What’s our niche? and Transition strategies: Ensuring that marine management lasts over the long-term.

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Spanning Central and South America, the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape (ETPS) covers around 2 million square kilometers, encompassing the national waters, coasts and islands of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama. Nearly one third of the world’s whale species, as well as fur seals, sea lions, numerous shark species and important populations of globally endangered sea turtles and seabirds, migrate back and forth through the Seascape, making it the marine equivalent of the Serengeti. For more information on CI’s Seascape programs visit:

Karen Villeda

Marine Coordinator

Global Marine Division

Conservation International