Capacity building and increased financing for long term monitoring programmes for coral reefs in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Brief Description:
The project is aimed to provide sufficient knowledge to develop effective monitoring programmes and improve communication for strengthening management of coral reefs. It will also promote the application of sound scientific findings to guide decision making and investment in natural resource management using the Princess Alexandra Land and Sea National Park as a pilot site. A review of long-term revenue streams for monitoring along with the knowledge from the training course will serve to develop indicators that demonstrate the environmental “return on investment” in nature management. These products will be used to define the necessary steps for the long-term implementation of the monitoring programme and protocol in the pilot site, and scaling up long-term monitoring efforts in the TCI. This is a Best 2 Initiative project.

El proyecto tiene como objetivo proporcionar conocimientos para desarrollar programas de monitoreo efectivos y mejorar la comunicación para fortalecer la gestión de los arrecifes de coral. También promoverá la aplicación de hallazgos científicos sólidos para guiar la toma de decisiones y la inversión en el manejo de recursos naturales utilizando el Parque Nacional Princess Alexandra Land and Sea como un sitio piloto. Una revisión de los flujos de ingresos a largo plazo para el monitoreo junto con el conocimiento del curso de capacitación servirá para desarrollar indicadores que demuestren el “retorno de la inversión” ambiental en la gestión de la naturaleza. Estos productos se utilizarán para definir los pasos necesarios para la implementación a largo plazo del programa y el protocolo de monitoreo en el sitio piloto y para ampliar los esfuerzos de monitoreo a largo plazo en las TCI. Este es un proyecto de la iniciativa Best 2.
Lead Organization : Wolfs Company
Donor: European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation (DG-DEVCO)
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Geographic Scope: National
Project Status: Ongoing
   Last Update: 11/01/2021

Start Date: 2017-01-03
End Date: 2018-01-01
Project Profile Manager: Viviana Luján Gallegos
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Partners: Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), AGRRA
Grant (USD): $56,452.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Turks and Caicos Islands
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