Clarification: The correct address for the website co-managed by the US Departments of Commerce and the Interior to provide news and information on national MPA efforts is http://mpa.gov. The August 2001 issue of MPA News incorrectly printed the address as http://www.mpa.gov. Both addresses direct the visitor to the same website, but the departments refer to the site by the shorter address.
Due to the tragic events of September 11 in the US, the nomination period for the US national MPA Advisory Committee has been extended to September 30, 2001. The call for nominations is at http://mpa.gov.
Designing Effective Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas, a synthesis report based on presentations at the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium -- held October 2000, in Bali, Indonesia -- is available online in PDF format. The website address for the 23-page document is http://wcpa.iucn.org/pubs/pdfs/ICRSreport.pdf.
The Center for Coastal and Watershed Systems at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (US) is holding a 12-week lecture series this fall titled "Marine Protected Areas: Translating Science into Practice". The website for the series is http://www.yale.edu/ccws/munson2001.html.
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