Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Coral Triangle MPA network report launched

The final phase of the Project: Effective Design and Management of Tropical Marine Protected Area Networks Through Cross-Institutional Learning (MPA Learning Partnership) has now been completed.

This project was a partnership of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Conservation International (CI), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The results of the final phase of the MPA Learning Partnership, which included a perception survey in six MPA network study sites and two participants/experts workshop, are presented in the Marine Protected Area Networks in the Coral Triangle: Development and Lessons.

This book reflects the culmination of one year’s work providing a comprehensive summary of the current status of six different MPA networks and their complexities. It analyzes MPA networks through their various stages of development including planning and design, implementation and evaluation as they are emerging within and around the Coral Triangle region.

The report can be accessed by clicking here. Warning! Please be patient as this is a big file (29MB) and may take time to download!