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Multiannual monitoring of 3D printed artificial reefs in the Marine Protected Area of the Larvotto

Multiannual monitoring of 3D printed artificial reefs in the Marine Protected Area of the Larvotto

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The multiannual monitoring of the submerged 3D reefs will enable the following questions to be answered: are the differences initially observed in the colonisation of 2 substrates (dolomite and concrete) maintained over time? Do the 3D reefs allow an abundance of fauna to colonise them? In order to…

Sustainable Seas in Mozambique

Sustainable Seas in Mozambique

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Inhambane Province in Mozambique is one of the few places in the world where whale sharks and manta rays can be found all year round. These endangered giants of the oceans gather in this biodiversity ‘hotspot’, attracting international visitors every year. However, the drastic decline…

Hammerhead shark (Sphyrna Iewini) nursery areas in the Colombian Pacific coast

Hammerhead shark (Sphyrna Iewini) nursery areas in the Colombian Pacific coast

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are considered a top priority species for the establishment of conservation strategies. Sadly, in 2019 the IUCN was obliged to upgrade its conservation status as being “critically endangered” due to the continuous decline in global populations. To…

Académie de la Mer : For a sustainable development of the Shark Fin Bay Coral Triangle

Académie de la Mer : For a sustainable development of the Shark Fin Bay Coral Triangle

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The project is located on the island of Palawan in the Philippines, the 3rd largest reef nation after Indonesia and Australia. Located within the Coral Triangle, in the richest reef area in the world, with over 80% of the world's coral species, the Philippine region is also the most endangered…

Sustainable and innovative waste management on the Mediterranean islands

Sustainable and innovative waste management on the Mediterranean islands

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©P. Mondielli The project consists in offering support for the activities of the Small Isalnd Organisation with regard to its technical support programme for effective waste management. The association provides technical support and champion concrete efforts among local players in 5 small…

Advancing a Network of Marine protected Areas in the Arctic

Advancing a Network of Marine protected Areas in the Arctic

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©NOAA This project seeks to take advantage of momentum that has developed over the last three years to advance creation of an ecologically connected network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the context of integrated, ecosystem-based management of emerging human industrial activity in the…

Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean sea : stock management, market supply and consumer behaviour

Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean sea : stock management, market supply and consumer behaviour

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©WWF-E_Parker If the 2017 ICCAT stock assessment confirms that eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna stocks are close to or at the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY), the fishery would need to be transitioned from a recovery to a management plan to secure a long term adequate management…

Call for Small Projects geared towards Mediterranean MPAs

Call for Small Projects geared towards Mediterranean MPAs

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©CSI Gaiola onlus MedPAN wishes to support the managers of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by providing them with the resources necessary to carry out concrete action in the field, thanks to a Call for Small Projects geared towards Mediterranean MPAs and their partners, for the…

Building resilience of Cambodia's marine resources and coastal communities

Building resilience of Cambodia's marine resources and coastal communities

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Cambodia's waters support an incredible array of species and habitats including coral reefs, seagrass meadows, extensive mangrove forests, and marine turtles. However, they face severe threats from a range of factors, principally Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. FFI has…

Monitoring of the posidonia medow in Corsica

Monitoring of the posidonia medow in Corsica

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

©Jim-Beaudoin Posidonia meadows are found almost all around Corsica covering a surface area of 55 230 ha. Two Posidonia meadow monitoring networks have been set up in Corsica: the RSP (Réseau de Surveillance Posidonie) and the TEMPO network (Monitoring of Posidonia meadows using…

Management of the marine protected area of Mohéli

Management of the marine protected area of Mohéli

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Mohéli Marine Park (PMM) was created on 19 April 2001 by a decree issued by the President of the Union of the Comoros, in accordance with the provisions of the framework law on the environment. This decree was amended, which led to the creation of the Mohéli National Park (PNM) in…

Aquaculture, sustainable development in Madagascar

Aquaculture, sustainable development in Madagascar

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Over-exploitation of wild-fish stocks by traditional small-scale fisheries threatens coastal ecosystems and communities throughout the tropics. Locally-managed marine areas (LMMAs) are a promising tool for linking marine conservation with local management, but their widespread uptake and…

Advancing Conservation of the Arctic Marine

Advancing Conservation of the Arctic Marine

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are havens for wildlife and marine flora, as well as a critical tool to help preserve biodiversity and the Arctic marine ecosystems, which are being overwhelmed. To date, only a miniscule part of the Arctic marine environment is protected (whereas about 8% of the…

2016 Forum of Mediterranean MPAs

2016 Forum of Mediterranean MPAs

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Following up on the 2012 Forum of Mediterranean MPAs (Antalya, Turkey), the second edition of the Forum of Mediterranean MPAs was held from 28 November to 1 December 2016 in Tangier, Morocco. Three hundred delegates from 35 countries attended this meeting which took place at the Kenzi Solazur hotel…

Sanctuaire Marin National des Palaos

Sanctuaire Marin National des Palaos

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Palau’s waters are home to 1,300 reef fish species. The government of Palau started by establishing a chain of 21 protected sanctuaries and then the first shark sanctuary in 2009. It also implemented the Micronesia Challenge, a regional initiative aiming at protecting 30% of near-shore…

Develop and Implement a Responsible Tourism Campaign to Protect Palau's Extraordinary Biodiversity for the benefit of Palauan People and Communities

Develop and Implement a Responsible Tourism Campaign to Protect Palau's Extraordinary Biodiversity for the benefit of Palauan People and Communities

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The project introduces and develops the concept and practice of “sustainable tourism” in the tourism industry of Palau, a small archipelago located between Caroline islands and the Philippines. The main goal of this project is to raise awareness in the tourism sector about the fragility…

Identifying Candidate Marine World Heritage Sites in the Arctic

Identifying Candidate Marine World Heritage Sites in the Arctic

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Polar Programme, the World Heritage Marine Programme (WHMP), and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) International Oceans Program propose a joint project to build on previous work by IUCN and NRDC to identify ecologically and…

Improving the performance of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Improving the performance of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

2015 – 2017 The project is composed by three main activities. The first activity is aimed at performing a quantitative synthesis of the ecological and socio-economic performances of Mediterranean MPAs, and at identifying the existing gaps. One major gap concerns the organizational…

Creating Cambodia's First Marine Fisheries Managed Area

Creating Cambodia's First Marine Fisheries Managed Area

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Cambodia's waters support a rich and abundant marine life including coral reefs, seagrass meadows, extensive mangrove forests and key species such as the critically endangered hawksbill turtle. Tragically, due to years of political turmoil and decades of economic instability, there is a lack of…

Call for small projects from MedPAN to support Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

Call for small projects from MedPAN to support Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Phase I: 2011 - 2012 In order to improve the management of Marine Protected Areas, the MedPAN network is launching a call for small-scale projects among the managers of MPAs in the Mediterranean Basin to support the implementation of concrete field projects. The network also plans to set up…

Advancing Conservation of the Arctic Marine Environment

Advancing Conservation of the Arctic Marine Environment

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

© C.Siccardi Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are sanctuaries for ocean wildlife and an important tool to help maintain the biodiversity and resilience of Arctic marine ecosystems as they face profound changes. Only a tiny fraction of the Arctic marine environment has been protected to date (in…

The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

© NOAA Phase I: 2012 - 2014 The entire planet is concerned by climate change. The Arctic is the epicentre of climate change because this region warms up twice as quickly as the rest of the planet. The Foundation and the NRDC have set up a project to manage ecosystems in the Arctic Ocean and…

Tara Méditerranée

Tara Méditerranée

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

After supporting the Tara Ocean’s 2009-2012 expeditions and Oceans Polar Circle 2013, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is backing Tara for its Mediterranean mission taking place from May to November 2014. The scientific component of this mission concerns the issue of plastic at sea.…

Which aquaculture for which Marine Protected Areas?

Which aquaculture for which Marine Protected Areas?

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The aim of this project is to analyse the relationship between aqua-culture and Marine Protected Areas and the possibility of their co-existence and integration. The project also proposes carrying out this analysis taking into account the various types of aquaculture (fish and cages, bivalve…

Promoting a high seas legal regime for the conservation of biodiversity

Promoting a high seas legal regime for the conservation of biodiversity

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

In June 2012, during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), governments made an important decision to initiate negotiations to develop an international instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) that would enable Marine Protected…

Reducing vulnerability of coastal communities in northwestern Madagascar through the Creation of Marine Protected Areas

Reducing vulnerability of coastal communities in northwestern Madagascar through the Creation of Marine Protected Areas

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The coastal and marine ecosystems of Nosy Be, situated in north-western Madagascar, boast exceptional biodiversity, making it a priority region for conservation. An assessment of the impact of climate change conducted by scientists working for the Wildlife Conservation Society showed the high…

Marine Protected Areas : understanding how levels of protection mediate the flow of marine ecosystem services

Marine Protected Areas : understanding how levels of protection mediate the flow of marine ecosystem services

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

© Sarah Miles The seas and oceans are increasingly subjected to multiple human pressures which results in significant degradation to marine ecosystems, loss of biodiversity, decreased fish stocks, as well as pollution. Marine Protected Areas are an effective management tool to stop the global…

Film : Une réserve, des hommes : quel avenir pour Scandola ?

Film : Une réserve, des hommes : quel avenir pour Scandola ?

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

March 2013 The Scandola Reserve, created in 1975, has been protected by the Corsican population for 38 years. Today, this reserve is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but has become a sanctuary jeopardised by all the media coverage it receives. The film "Une réserve, des hommes:…

Arctic Regional Management Approaches

Arctic Regional Management Approaches

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This international interdisciplinary workshop brought together economic and scientific experts with the aim of identifying measures and the way of sustainably managing the Antarctic ecosystems, and determining the areas whose ecological and biological potential should be considered important for…

Exhibition: Méditerranée : splendide, fragile, vivante

Exhibition: Méditerranée : splendide, fragile, vivante

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

“A sea between lands” - as its name implies, the Mediterranean is like a huge lake, a melting pot of cultures and the cradle of western civilisation. It is a strategic location, thanks to its extremely jagged coastline and its favourable climate explain both its importance in the…

Community Marine Protected Area at Helen Reef: designing a long-term sustainable financing mechanism

Community Marine Protected Area at Helen Reef: designing a long-term sustainable financing mechanism

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

To support community management of the Helen Reef atoll in Palau’s Hatohobei State as a marine conservation area, CI and partners are developing a long-term marine conservation agreement (MCA) defining community commitments to natural resource management in exchange for direct incentives…

Ocean North Campaign: Protecting the Arctic

Ocean North Campaign: Protecting the Arctic

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Lancaster Sound is an arm of Baffin Bay and an important passage through the Arctic Archipelago located in Northern Canada's territory (Northwest Passage). Due to a complex topography and the circulation of ocean currents, this upwelling zone is rich in nutrients and is one of the most…

State and trends of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas system

State and trends of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas system

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The purpose of the MedPAN network is to promote exchange between Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas in order to improve the efficiency of the management of these territories. The goal of this project is to carry out a study on the state and trends of the Mediterranean Marine Protected Area…

Kalabia Initiative on Environmental Education

Kalabia Initiative on Environmental Education

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Raja Ampat archipelago in the North West of Papua New Guinea stretches more than 5 million hectares and consists of nearly 1,500 islands. The aim is to rally the local population to preserve their magnificent environment by launching a floating educational centre for marine conservation. A boat…

Ross Sea: Creation of a Marine Protected Area

Ross Sea: Creation of a Marine Protected Area

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Phase I: 2010 – 2013 The aim of this project is to develop public and governmental support for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) covering the entire continental shelf and slope of the Ross Sea, which is approximately 2% of the Southern Ocean. The goal of this project is to…

Identifying Potential Marine Protected Areas in South Georgia

Identifying Potential Marine Protected Areas in South Georgia

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The Scotia Sea and the seas surrounding South Georgia form a unique ecosystem in the Southern Ocean. South Georgia Island, a British Overseas territory with a land area of 3,755 km2, has a varied subantarctic-type fauna, although it lies to the south of the polar front. This region provides…

Arctic World Heritage : Integrated Conservation Approach

Arctic World Heritage : Integrated Conservation Approach

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

This UNESCO conference was focused on two goals: - to promote the classification of the Arctic as a world heritage site - to highlight the specific dependence of the indigenous people whose resources exclusively derive from their environment The conclusions and recommendations were forwarded, for…

Conservation of the Toliara Reef Complex

Conservation of the Toliara Reef Complex

Monaco
Developpment of marine protected areas
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

The Toliara Reef Complex consists of many rich habitats, including barrier reefs, fringing reefs, grass weed, mangroves and lagoons. The preliminary results of relatively recent studies carried out along the reef show the significance of increasing pressure by local players, in particular the…