2013 - 2017
The Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Network (ECMMAN) Project will be implemented in the South Coast Marine Park area. Funding for this work has been provided by the International Climate Initiative via a German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety grant to The Nature Conservancy.
Without dedicated focus and action at the community level, a legacy of dead reefs, coastal erosion, and fewer fish will remain for future generations. Poor solid waste disposal practices, overfishing, overuse of popular tourism sites, the threats posed from natural disasters and warming ocean temperatures are some of the factors that have exacerbated the problem.
The project will focus on:
- Establishing new and strengthening existing marine management areas
- Supporting fisher organizations and providing support for new livelihood opportunities
- Improving access to data and information regarding management of marine resources
- Instituting sustainable funding mechanisms to support marine management as part of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative
Recently a meeting was held to discuss the projects that may be funded by the ECMMAN project. The minutes can be found here
More information can be found here (PDF)