This report is a product of the partnership UK Seas of WWF UK and Sky Ocean Rescue. It identifies potential finance mechanisms for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and analyses which of them are fitting for the MPAs of the United Kingdom, and North Devon in particular. Ecological, social and economic factors are included in the analysis, including the protection of sensitive habitats and species, tourism opportunities and carbon sequestration, among others.
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative is the largest philanthropic commitment to internationally reform fisheries management. This effort will help Brazil, Chile and the Philippines sustainably manage their fisheries, enhance food security and strengthen local communities. Vibrant Oceans’ groundbreaking approach to fisheries reform has the potential to be scaled to other parts of the world, and to substantially change the way coastal communities and the fishing industry operate.
This report is organized in three chapters: an introduction to impact investing for sustainable global fisheries, an investing blueprint for small-scale fishery and an investing blueprint for industrial-scale fisheries in Chile.
In this video, the Skoll Foundation visits Alasdair Harris of Blue Ventures in Madagascar, where he is building sustainable coastal communities. This video debuted on the big screen at the 2015 Skoll Awards Ceremony, April 16, 2015, before Alasdair went on stage to receive his award from Skoll Foundation Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll and President and CEO Sally Osberg.Ten years ago, in a coastal village in Madagascar, Alasdair tested an elegantly simple model that put Blue Ventures on the map.
This not profit organization develops transformative approaches for catalyzing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. Blue Venture works in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.
This report summarizes the presentations and discussions of a two-day training workshop gathering MPA managers from the Mediterranean region. It includes links to the presentation and challenges that participants face to implement sustainable financing strategy. Lots of examples and insights.
This guide details how to develop a simple long term business plan in marine protected areas.
This guide covers the development of business plan in relation to the strategic and management plans and talks about the different conservation finance mechanisms. For each phase, this guide gives insightful examples of business plans.
The Practitioner’s Field Guide for Marine Conservation Agreements (MCA) is intended to take field practitioners through a four-phase, step-by-step process to investigate, develop and implement MCAs.
This report sets out a vision for protecting and managing sustainably 100 percent of the seas and coastline of Tanzania and Zanzibar. It considers financial sustainability as part of this vision and explores the potential for generating more “permanent income”. It is also a starting point for the concept of a Tanzania Marine Legacy Fund.