Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Established and Effectively Managed

  • Chairperson: Philippines
  • Vice Chair: Indonesia

Among the 5 TWGs this is the most advanced group-

  1. Completed the CT MPA System Framework
  2. Conducted 6 REXs and 6 TWG meetings
  3. Conducted regular call meetings
  4. Developed a roadmap to achieve the targets of Goal 3 under the RPOA
  5. Each country has initially drafted their management effectiveness tool
  6. Completed their M&E indicators and have successfully integrated this in the CT Atlas
  7. Generated a CT MPA map in 2013
  8. Identified and trained CT Atlas focal points who will update the CT Atlas
  9. Organized the Sustainable Marine Tourism Task Force
  10. Conducted 2 rounds of CTMPAS nomination and selection process
  11. Designed the Regional Recognition Awards for best managed MPAs
  12. Undertook a prioritization exercise on the capacity building needs of each country

The story behind the picture:

On 12-16 September 2016, MPA Working Group conducted the sixth MPA Regional Exchange in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. The theme of the workshop was focused on “Sustainable Marine Tourism in the CTI-CFF Marine Protected Areas System”. The Workshop was hosted by the Philippine National CTI-CFF Coordinating Committee (NCC) with funding support from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR, Philippines), CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat, GIZ and ADB RETA 7813, with technical support from the Coral Triangle Center (CTC), World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US) (NOAA). The overall objective of the 5-day workshop was to introduce sustainable marine tourism in the Coral Triangle Region and sharing knowledge and best practices on various aspects of MPA management and best practices on sustainable marine tourism.