Understanding the East Caicos KBA's corals and coast: A key to safeguarding TCI's future

Brief Description:
The project aims to address the current limitations of management and monitoring policy and improve long-term conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services within East Caicos’ coral reef ecosystems through the development of conservation zones and management and monitoring protocols. The selection of conservation zone classifications will be based on multi-criteria evaluation, which incorporates 16 ecosystem service and biodiversity values and quantitative and qualitative assessment based on Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) Caribbean methods. Conservation zone classifications and management and monitoring protocols will be agreed via workshops with the TCI management authority (DECR) and local stakeholders. This is a Best 2 Initiative project.

El proyecto tiene como objetivo abordar las limitaciones actuales de la política de gestión y monitoreo y mejorar la conservación a largo plazo y el uso sostenible de la biodiversidad y los servicios de los ecosistemas dentro de los ecosistemas de arrecifes de coral de East Caicos a través del desarrollo de zonas de conservación y protocolos de gestión y monitoreo. La selección de las clasificaciones de zonas de conservación se basará en una evaluación de criterios múltiples, que incorpora 16 valores de biodiversidad y servicios de los ecosistemas y una evaluación cuantitativa y cualitativa basada en los métodos del Caribe de la Red Mundial de Monitoreo de los Arrecifes de Coral (GCRMN). Las clasificaciones de las zonas de conservación y los protocolos de gestión y seguimiento se acordarán mediante talleres con la autoridad de gestión de TCI (DECR) y las partes interesadas locales. Este es un proyecto de la iniciativa Best 2.
Lead Organization : The Turks & Caicos Reef Fund (TCRF)
Donor: European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation (DG-DEVCO)
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Geographic Scope: National
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 11/01/2021

Start Date: 2017-01-01
End Date: 2017-01-12
Project Profile Manager: Don Stark
Contact Email: donstark@tcreef.org
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Partners: SWA Environmental, IUCN
Grant (USD): $56,500.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Turks and Caicos Islands
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