Providing capacity building & support
WWF is working with fishers, local communities, the tourism industry, and park managers to improve the management of Marine Protected Areas, Locally Managed Marine Areas and adjacent or overlapping fishing grounds.
This includes making sure that park managers are well equipped, informed, and trained, and that they can easily assess the effectiveness of their work.
It also involves implementing the principles of ecosystem-based management into the use of marine resources in and adjacent to Marine Protected Areas and Locally Managed Marine Areas
, such as fisheries and tourism developments.
We also work with national governments and regional and international policy makers, pushing for new and better agreements on management practices. In addition, we cooperate with scientists to establish the baseline knowledge necessary for effective management.
This is what this works looks like in practice:
- Providing patrol boats and other equipment to Marine Protected Areas and Locally Managed Marine Areas around the world
- Training staff and field rangers
- Promoting sustainable fishing practices in Marine Protected Areas and Locally Managed Marine Areas that allow fishing activities
- Supporting projects to reduce the impacts of tourism on these areas
- Involving local communities and business in Marine Protected Areas and Locally Managed Marine Areas management