Third CTI-CFF Regional Exchange on the Coral Triangle MPA System
The Coral Triangle Initiative’s (CTI) Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) Goal 3 (Marine Protected Areas established and effectively managed) has one Target, to have a Region-wide Coral Triangle MPA System in place and fully functioning. This third CTI MPA Regional Exchange will return to the theme of MPA systems, checking on the progress of the national pilot MPA systems and acting on the needs for design and technical support for a regional MPA system.
This 5-day workshop (March 26-30, 2012) is the 2nd to focus on the CTMPAS design and implementation. The first half of the workshop will review progress on developing national MPA networks/systems, provide critical background information ondesigning MPA networks and systems that are resilient to climate change and that are integrated with fisheries management objectives, and further define common vocabulary and objectives for the CTI proposed system. This will include presentations from the CT6 countries and by MPA experts presenting the most recent guidance in designing MPAs/networks.
The second half of the workshop will focus on development and refinement of a CTMPAS framework, preparing recommendations for the CT6 to adopt, and to develop a CTMPAS framework work plan that prioritizes actions leading to the adoption of the CTMPAS framework and work plan. Results will also support CTI priority setting activities later in 2012.
For more information on the workshop, download the agenda here.