Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5)

Dates: February 3, 2023 - February 9, 2023

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada (in person and virtual)

nternational Marine Protected Areas Congresses (IMPAC) are an opportunity for the global community of marine conservation leaders and practitioners to exchange knowledge, experience and best practices to strengthen the conservation of marine biodiversity and to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the ocean. IMPAC5 attendees include: marine protected area professionals, Indigenous leaders, conservationists, decision makers, young professionals, ocean friends and advocates. IMPAC congresses are a collaborative effort between the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the chosen host country. From 3-9 February 2023, the world’s leading ocean conservation professionals will meet in Vancouver, Canada to chart a course towards protecting 30% of the global ocean by 2030.