Dominican Republic – Rapid Reactions
The east coast of DR was lightly impacted by Hurricane Maria. We´re not sure at this point, how it affected the northwest sites.
DR is moving quickly, partially due to the fact that co-management agreements are not new. They are embedded in legislation and already have a positive track record with marine and terrestrial sites.
The drafting of the management plan of the suggested area (marine sanctuary “SouthEast reef “ >1000km2 of coastal ecosystems) by the Minister of Environment is in process. In collaboration with our local partner, Foundation Punta Cana the Co Management Agreement is also being drafted.