Integrated coastal zone management and marine biodiversity - 15_IV_043 - 883 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Integrated coastal zone management and marine biodiversity

As of: November 2019

Objective and activities

The project supports an integrated approach to environmental and spatial planning for the marine and coastal zone of the Costa dos Corais and Abrolhos regions. In addition, the project is implementing measures for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and developing monitoring strategies to assess environmental quality. Experience gained throughout the project is disseminated nationally and internationally, thereby helping to strengthen the relevant national and local policies. The project is focusing on capacity building and developing methodologies and is working complementary to a Global Environment Facility project for designation of marine protected areas in Brazil and is thus supporting the country 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.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
  • Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation - Brazil,Leibniz-Zentrum für marine Tropenökologie (ZMT) - Deutschland,Ministry of Environment - Brazil

BMU grant:
€ 6,000,000

08/2015 till 08/2020