Open Standards Mangrove Conservation & ICZM Planning Workshop Report
Twenty-three persons representing twelve Government and eleven Non-Governmental Organizations participated in exploring and documenting three visions for North Brazil Shelf coastal conservation. This led to the generation of inputs towards a future stakeholder-driven process for Integrated Coastal Management of mangroves and coastal ecosystems in the region. The Open Standards planning framework was presented as a tool to help structure, develop and evaluate national and regional strategies and a conceptual model proposed as basis for ICM roadmap planning. The methodology helps to enrich the conservation and understanding of the biophysical characterization and threat assessments for coastal ecosystems for Guyana and Suriname.