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  • MERGING THE WORLDS OF MARINE CONSERVATION AND RESPONSIBLE FINANCE FOR A BETTER FUTURE

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BLUE FINANCE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGEMENT OF MARINE PROTECTED AREAS


OUR APPROACH: 

Blue finance is a specialist international NGO with expertise and a track record in structuring and establishing solutions for management and sustainable financing of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).
A suite of initiatives is being developed worldwide with Governments, local stakeholders, donors and investors to design, finance and implement joint partnerships for the collaborative management of MPAs.

RATIONALE:

Well managed and financed MPAs are considered to be among the most effective tools for reducing local threats on marine biodiversity. Yet MPAs face a broad range of challenges with 65% reporting inadequate budgets for basic management. As a result, many MPAs fail to meet their social and ecological objectives, existing only on paper (‘paper parks’).

OUR IMPACTS:

When properly managed and financed, MPAs restore marine habitats and fish populations, generate food and incomes from sustainable fisheries for local communities, create job opportunities in tourism and other blue economy sectors, enhance shoreline protection and provide greater resilience to climate change.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS:

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ACTIVITIES

COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT AND BLENDED FINANCE FOR MPAs

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MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING EXPERTISE TO MPAs

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO MPAs

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Rejuvenating Reefs and Blue finance

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Blue finance: Why Marine PPPs Could be a Win-Win-Win?

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Blueprint published on Blue finance Public-Private Partnership for MPAs

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World Oceans Day in the Caribbean: A Story in Images

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PAPER PARKS

Recent studies have reported that 65% of existing MPAs have inadequate budgets for basic management …

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COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT OF MPAs: a long track record

In response to the widespread funding gap for protected areas, some governments have established collaborative…

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ABOUT US AND OUR PARTNERS

Blue finance offers an experienced team in MPA management, marine ecology, conservation finance, business planning & development, public-private partnerships, and community development

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Blue finance’s activities are led by a strong consortium of partners

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