Chile has the privilege of hosting the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC 4, which is held in La Serena – Coquimbo from September 4th– 8th, 2017.

ACCOBAMS Secretariat participates actively to promote two main initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of cetacean conservation measures in the ACCOBAMS area, i.e . the ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative (ASI) to improve knowledge on cetacean abundance and distribution in the whole Mediterranean and Black seas, and the threat-based management approach to revise the map of designated Cetacean Critical Habitats.