Ocean Conservation on the International Stage with Masha Kalinina of the Pew Charitable Trusts
The challenge of protecting the wide open ocean spaces
On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham speak with Masha Kalinina, Senior Officer, International Conservation Unit at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Masha leads Pew’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 30 x 30 efforts. Pew is leading the way to establish new Marine Protected areas (MPAs) and other innovative area-based conservation measures to protect 30% of our global ocean by 2030.
In this info-packed episode, Masha explains the intricate framework of international gatherings, negotiations, and treaties needed protect our ocean resources. And, fresh off attending the One Ocean Summit in France, she also shares her impressions on the progress being made in ocean conservation, provides a "vibe check" on the summit, and looks ahead to what we can expect from the international conservation community in 2022.
Hint: it promises to be a busy year!