Socio-economic training and monitoring in customary managed marine areas in Papua New Guinea : final report to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration International Coral Reef Conservation Program / Wildlife Conservation Society.
1 online resource (approximately 100 pages) : PDF file, color illustrations, maps ; 1.3 MB
"International Coral Grants Program. Principal Investigator: Eileen Alicea. Project ID: 1395."
"Grant period: October 1, 2009-March 31, 2011. Reporting period: October 1, 2009-March 31, 2011."
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"Since 2006, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been partnering with four coastal communities in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) to establish and manage customary tambu no-take closures, or marine reserves. Our ongoing work with these communities involves ecological monitoring within and outside of these reserves to assess the status of marine resources and effects of management measures; facilitating the production, adoption, and implementation of management plans for these locally managed marine areas (LMMAs); building staff capacity in marine conservation research and community-based conservation, and training staff and villagers in ecological monitoring; and providing technical assistance and facilitation for community management decision-making processes. This project under NOAA's International Coral Reef Conservation Program aimed to establish a socio-economic monitoring program based on the SEM Pasifika protocol at these four sites. Socio-economic assessments generated data that can inform communities and marine management area committees, as well as WCS, on the effects of no-take closures in the villages over time and guide adaptive management of coastal marine resources. The project emphasized training villagers to undertake the surveys and basic analysis of the results; Provincial Government Fisheries officers were also trained in the monitoring process. WCS consulted with key stakeholders in these villages to develop specific assessment objectives and methods. WCS led two training sessions in the Pasifika SocMon protocol, and guided the participants in conducting the assessments in concert with key stakeholders, analyzing the data, and presenting the results and their implications for existing and future management measures. Two of these sites are members of the PNG Centre for Locally Managed Areas (PNGCLMA), which is trialing the SEM Pasifika process as a model for PNG. Hence, this project furthered the initiative to build a sustainable socio-economic monitoring system suitable for use throughout the country"--Summary.
Grant Award NA09NOS4630012.
Marine resources Papua New Guinea Management.
Marine resources Management Social aspects Papua New Guinea.
Environmental monitoring Study and teaching Papua New Guinea.
Environmental monitoring Social aspects Papua New Guinea.
Marine resources conservation Social aspects Papua New Guinea.
Marine resources conservation Study and teaching Papua New Guinea.
Coral reef conservation Papua New Guinea.
Community-based conservation Papua New Guinea.
Fishing villages Papua New Guinea Social conditions.
Fishing villages Papua New Guinea Economic history.
Fishers Papua New Guinea Social conditions.
Fishers Papua New Guinea Economic history.
Fisheries Social aspects Papua New Guinea.
Fisheries Economic aspects Papua New Guinea.
Alicea, Eileen, originator.
Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.) sponsor, publisher.
Coral Reef Conservation Program (U.S.), sponsor.
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