MANAGING MARINE PROTECTED AREAS FOR
MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND LOCAL LIVELIHOODS
WE ARE MANAGING 5 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
WITH OUR LOCAL PARTNERS, ON BEHALF OF GOVERNMENT
WE PRESERVE 1,000,000HA OF HIGH-BIODIVERSITY CORAL REEFS,
PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES AND IMPROVE THE LIVELIHOODS OF >20,000 COASTAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS
BELIZE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES AND ZANZIBAR
WE RELY ON 4 UNALTERABLE PILLARS FOR THE SUCCESS OF OUR MPAs:
Collaborative & Community-based MPA governance
Each MPA has a long-term management concession arranged between the Government and a local non-profit entity (formed by local community partners and Blue finance).
Tangible & diversified revenues for MPAs
The MPAs generate revenues for their own management to implement law compliance, science & conservation as well as community development activities.
Performance oriented management
The local partners have extensive experience in engagement with their respective communities and marine conservation. Blue finance international team ensures a management focus on conservation strategy execution and revenue development.
Adequate up-front capital & early stage working capital
The approach is leveraged by an investment facility blending grants, performance grants and refundable grants for the MPAs.