Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: October 2016

Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI)

Objective and activities

This project aims to use ecologically or biologically significant area (EBSA) descriptions as the basis for promoting environmental protection and management for specific areas of the world’s oceans. The project will enable the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI) to continue to support the implementation of a CBD Decision on marine and coastal biological diversity and the progress towards Aichi Target 11 (conservation of coastal and marine areas). The GOBI Secretariat enables a worldwide cooperation between GOBI partners, states parties, and intergovernmental organizations and can provide area specific measures for marine and coastal protection. The GOBI Secretariat supports 6 different activities that base on EBSA data and pick up different aspects of environmental protection. The coordinated approach promotes experience and know how on how to use EBSAS. This will result in transformational policy advice and capacity building. Highlighting what can be achieved in terms of governance and enforcement tools will enhance marine and coastal conservation.

State of implementation/results

  • The project communicated ways in which the identification of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) can serve to support global marine conservation at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, September 2016.

Project data

Costa Rica, Honduras, Seychelles, Sri Lanka

Partner institution:

Government of the Republic of the Seychelles; Governments of Central America (Honduras & Guatemala); International Seabed Authority (ISA) - Jamaica; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) - Canada; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Canada; Convention on Migratory Species Office, Abu Dhabi

Implementing organisation:

Seascape Consultants Ltd - United Kingdom

BMUB grant:
€ 5,282,200

05/2016 till 04/2021


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