Marine and Polar

Regions

Polar regions Photo: Simon Vacher

ASIA

Fishing boat in Thailand

Main activities:

Region-wide

Building coastal resilience 

Sustainable livelihoods

Disaster management

Mangroves for the Future initiative 

Maldives

Sri Lanka

  • National Action Plan for Marine Turtle Conservation
  • Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the south of Sri Lanka.
  • Management plans for ten selected mangrove areas
  • Biodiversity assessments in marine and coastal ecosystems

Thailand

  • Environmental Law

Vietnam

  • Capacity Building for Integrated Coastal Management in Tonkin Bay – Case study in Ha Long Bay
  • MPA Management Capacity Building Training Programme

EAST AFRICA

Fieldwork in Kanamai, Kenya

Main activities:

Resilient Coast Initiative 

Management effectiveness in marine protected areas

Regional and transboundary cooperation on use of marine resources

Management of marine invasive species 

Coral reef monitoring, research and management


LATIN AMERICA

Hammerhead shark, GalapagosMain activities:

National Plan of Action for sharks (Ecuador)

Meso-American Marine Biological Corridor (Central America)

Addressing marine alien invasive species in aquaculture

 

 


MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Aquaculture in the MediterraneanMain activities:

Sustainable fisheries and Aquaculture

Marine protected areas

Governance of the Mediterranean Sea

Maritime traffic

 


US MULTILATERAL OFFICE 

Example of PA protection Kelp forest monitoringMain activities:

Marine Protected Areas

Ocean governance

Sustainable fisheries

Fisheries certification

Coordinating the DC Marine Community (DCMC)

Marine spatial planning

Global marine community 


WEST AFRICA

Plastic debris survey on Cape Town beachMain activities:

Marine protected areas

Fisheries

Coastal zone management

 

 


WEST ASIA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Dolphin Surveys in ThailandMain activities:

Marine Protected Area management and training

Baseline surveys of marine biodiversity

Sustainable fisheries management 

 

 


MESO-AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

SeagrassMain activities:

Blue Carbon scoping 

BIOPAMA 

 

 

 


OCEANIA

Juvenile lemon shark in mangroves, Bimini, Bahamas

Main activities:

Managing marine areas 

Protecting mangroves 

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