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Merging the worlds of marine conservation and sustainable investment for a better future

 Blue finance develops innovative investment mechanisms to improve the management of coral reef ecosystems.

A suite of initiatives is being developed in the Caribbean Region where Blue finance is partnering with Governments, communities, NGOs and impact investors to design and implement joint partnerships for sustainable financing and efficient management of Marine Management Areas.

The Management Areas are expected to contribute to several SDGs of the islands and become concrete partners of the “green” economic development of the countries. 

The current projects encompass more than 1000km2 of crucial coral reef habitat and livelihood enhancements for 24,000 households.

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PROJECTS

For each project, Blue finance is partnering with key actors to design and implement investment mechanisms for the conservation of the marine ecosystems

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Antigua & Barbuda

 

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Bahamas

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Barbados

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Dominican Republic

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Martinique

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St Kitts & Nevis

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NEWS

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WHY MARINE MANAGEMENT AREAS?

Marine Management Areas (MMAs) are ocean zoning schemes that encompass several types of subareas such as fishery priority areas, tourism priority areas and conservation areas.

When properly managed, the MMAs have proven to control overfishing, reduce user conflicts, increase community support and improve enforcement of water quality regulations.

Benefits include several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food and incomes for local communities, opportunities for tourism businesses, protection from coastal erosion and a country more resilient to climate change.

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ABOUT US AND OUR PARTNERS

Blue finance offers an experienced team in conservation finance, coastal zone management, marine ecology and business development.

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