MPA Management CaMPAM
2004 saw the reactivation of the regional network of Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Managers (CaMPAM) as a follow-up to White Water to Blue Water (WW2BW). This activity includes developing MPA linkages with fishing communities, updating the MPA database, and addressing invasive species management issues within protected areas.
For more information on CaMPAM, see the CaMPAM site at http://www.gcfi.org/campam/CaMPAM.htm
Other MPA Activities include continuation of the Training of Trainers (ToT) in MPA management programme initiated in 1999 with the implementation of regional courses on all aspects of marine protected areas management for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking MPA managers and implementation of local training activities. The revision and upgrading of the Training of Trainers Manual in English and Spanish will also be implemented during the biennium, as well as an evaluation of the impact of the training programme to date. The last TOT Course was held in Tulum, Mexico, 9 - 23 September 2007. Currently, an evaluation of the entire Programme from 1999 to date, is being implemented, after which the Programme will possibly be revised, as deemed necessary.
Resources for MPA Managers can also be obtained from the following links :
- 'Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas', Edited and coordinated by Graeme Kelleher, Best Practice Protected Area Guidelines Series No. 3
- 'Fully-protected marine reserves: a guide' by Callum M. Roberts and Julie P. Hawkins, 2000
- 'Marine and Coastal Protected Areas - A Guide for Planners and Managers' by Rodney V. Salm, John R.Clark with Erkki Siirila, 3rd ed., 2000
- 'Effective Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas: A Solution for Survival' by The Coral Reef Alliance
- Library of the Marine Protected Areas of the United States
- Marine Website of The World Conservation Union(IUCN) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).