Reef Stewardship in Belize: TIDE Community Researcher Program

Environmental monitoring and compliance with Marine Protection Area (MPA) rules are among the most challenging aspects of coral reef management. Managers of the Port Honduras Marine Reserve in southern Belize have developed a program to tackle both of these issues simultaneously. By training young people from local fishing communities as community researchers, TIDE is building capacity of their monitoring team, increasing environmental stewardship among local communities and strengthening support for MPA regulations. Download the case study here...

 

Reef Stewardship in Belize: TIDE Freshwater Cup Soccer and Environmental Competition

Local environmental stewardship can be one of the most important ingredients in conservation success.  An innovative program in southern Belize is using sporting competition to engage local communities in environmental issues, building their awareness about climate change risks and the role they can play in helping coral reefs. Download the case study here...

 

 

 

Facilitating peer to peer learning: sharing best practice MPA management across the Caribbean

The efficient exchange of information and knowledge among MPA professionals has become vital to the Caribbean region. The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) and the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM) facilitates the sharing of experience between MPA mangers and promotes the adoption of best practice management approaches. In August 2012 they hosted a week-long regional workshop focused on building compliance and enhancing enforcement for MPAs with 20 participants drawn from 10 countries and territories in the Caribbean region. Download the case study here...