Communications Trainings to Enhance Marine Protected Area Network Development and Effectiveness in Fiji and Papua New Guinea
Silver Spring, MD
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Final Report, October 1, 2007 to March 31, 2009
The long term goal of SeaWebs Asia Pacific Program is to foster the development of strong ocean protection measures through activities designed to increase the visibility and relevance of ocean conservation issues in influential arenas including community leaders, government officials, legislators, NGO directors and, the media. SeaWeb works specifically with the Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) network in Fiji andPapua New Guinea (PNG) to promote their existing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and to create a climate for more, well-managed marine sites in the future. The three objective of this project are: to increase the number and volume of Pacific Island voices that are trained and willing to engage external audiences to increase support for MPA networks; to supply local stakeholders and decision makers with information and motivation to create MPA networks; and to help the regional media to understand and prioritize MPA networks and ocean issues by fostering lasting, institutional changes that improve interaction and communication between the scientific and media communities in Fiji and PNG. This report details the outcomes of the project.
FY2007 CRCP Project ID 1395; Project Title: International Coral Grants Program; Principal Investigator: Eileen Alicea. Grant Number NA07NOS4630015