The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, is being held in La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile, September 4th to 8th of 2017. The global community of marine protected areas practitioners, scientists and friends join this congress from all over the world. IMPAC4 has been organized by the Government of Chile, through the Ministry of the Environment and IUCN/WCPA.

To keep track of news and analysis from the event follow the MPA News live-blog of the conference. John, editor of MPA News will be reporting from the conference pavilion.