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Blue finance: Merging the worlds of marine conservation and innovative business for a sustainable future.

The objective of Blue finance is to ensure sustainable management of coral reef protected areas through strengthened collaboration with the private sector.
A suite of initiatives is being developed in the Eastern Caribbean where Blue finance is partnering with Governments, communities, NGOs and entrepreneurs to design and implement joint partnerships for sustainable management of Marine Protected/Management Areas (summing more than 400km2 of crucial coral reef habitat)
The Protected Areas are expected to restore the coastal biodiversity of the islands and become concrete partners of the “green” economic development of the countries.
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Antigua & Barbuda


Network of 9 Protected Areas (>180 km² of marine and terrestrial ecosystems)


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Barbados


The Barbados Marine Management Area (70% of the coral reef habitats)


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Martinique


The Marine Conservation Area  in Ste Luce (Coral nurseries of Acropora palmata)


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St Kitts & Nevis


The Marine Management Area (220km², 100% of the coastal ecosystems)


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