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November 24, 2014  

Wider Caribbean



The wider Caribbean region

Wider Caribbean

Following its approach to build MPA management capacity in Micronesia, since 2009 CRCP has jointly funded (together with the UNEP-Caribbean Environment Program) a full-time coordinator for the Caribbean MPA Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM), the only established social network of MPA practitioners in the region. CRCP support has helped transform CaMPAM from a list-serve to a robust, proactive network.  In recent years, CRCP and CaMPAM launched a region-wide assessment of MPA management capacity to help guide CRCP and partner investment in the region.  As a first step, the partners identified ten priority Caribbean jurisdictions, based on ecological significance, international commitments to regional MPA initiatives, and linkages to US jurisdiction reefs. The assessment was conducted via interviews with site managers at 27 MPAs and addressed criteria ranging from MPA management planning and governance to monitoring and education, fisheries management and resilience to climate change. The final assessment report, completed in August, 2011, includes feedback from MPA site managers on priority capacity needs and their desired approaches to capacity building.

http://campam.gcfi.org/CapAssess/CapacityAssessmentReport2011/index.html