Integrated coastal zone management and marine biodiversity
As of: June 2019
Objective and activities
The project supports an integrated approach to environmental and spatial planning for the marine and coastal zone in the regions Costa dos Corais and Abrolhos. In addition, the project implements measures for the conservation and sustainable use of coastal and marine biodiversity as well as for developing monitoring strategies to assess environmental quality. Project experiences are disseminated nationally and internationally and strengthen relevant local and national policies. The project focuses on capacity building and developing methodologies and works complementary to a Global Environment Facility (GEF) project for the designation of marine protected areas in Brazil (GEF-Mar). It supports Brazilian efforts towards achieving the Aichi Targets, especially Target 6 (sustainable fisheries), 10 (reducing pressures on coral reefs) and 11 (expanding and strengthening the system of coastal and marine protected areas).
State of implementation/results
- Training of 20 multiplicators in cooperation with ICMBio to implement the national plan of biodiversity protection (PAN) in the project area.
- Support to the commission of small scale fisher folks (CONFREM) in developing a training concept for the sustainable use of marine resources.
- Participation together with project partners at the UN Ocean-Conference in New York in 06/2017.
- Support towards the development of the virtual network „Rede TerraMar“.
- The project supports federal and state partners in the implementation and adaptation of regulations for the protection of threatened species in the field of marine biodiversity as well as on the topic of monitoring and management plans for traditional fisheries through working groups and workshops as well as communication.