IMM LTD. Long Term Management & Conservation of Marine and Coastal Resources in South Asia And Launch of the South Asia Coral Reef Task Force. Presentation at the ICRI General Meeting 22-25 January 2008 Washington D. C., USA
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Long Term Management & Conservation of Marine and Coastal Resources in South Asia
Launch of the South Asia Coral Reef Task Force
Presentation at the ICRI General Meeting
22-25 January 2008
Washington D. C., USA
Dr. Arvind Boaz, Director General, SACEP and Member Secretary SACRTF
With funding from the European Union
Target Countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka
Project Period: 1 Jan 2006- 31 Dec 2008.
Project Focal Areas :
Project Objectives - Building Block approach
The Project Objectives recognise the need to develop and advance MCPA networks in the South Asia region in order to meet multilateral environmental agreement targets of poverty, environmental sustainability and equitable sharing.
1. Capacity Building
2. Communications and Data Management
3. Regional Coordination
4. Livelihood Enhancement and Diversification
Managing Marine Protected Areas – A toolkit for Managers in South Asia
generated to ‘regionalise’ the materials
enforcement skills of managers
Communication and coordination of knowledge and information are critical elements in effective management
Limited inter-agency and government cooperation has been identified as a compounding factor to effective management.
To actively participate in, and support, the effective implementation of existing national regulations, action plans and strategies for the management of coral reefs and associated ecosystems, and to promote the development of strategic linkages for enhanced regional cooperation, and the establishment of an effective, networked system of marine and coastal protected areas in the South Asia region.
27 July 2007 Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Hon. Mr. Ahmed Abdullah, delivering his speech during the launch of the SACRTF.
Signing of the Launch Document :
From Left: Dr. Arvind Boaz, D.G. SACEP, Hon’. Minister for Energy Environment and Water, Maldives, Mr. Ahmed Abdullah, Hon. Judge C.G. Weeramantry, Former Vice President – International Court of Justice/ Patron of the SACRTF,Dr. Kristian Teleki, Director, ICRAN
South Asia Coral Reef Task Force
21 December 2007 Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Hon’ Ahmed Abdullah, Minister, Env, Energy, Water, Maldives and Chairman, SAS, and Hon’ Patali Champika Ranawake, Minister for Environment, Sri Lanka at the Inauguration of the SACRTF
Inauguration of the SACRTF meeting by the lighting of oil-lamp
South Asia Coral Reef Task Force, which is the 2nd in the world and the first in the South Asian Region.
Development of outreach materials
Reports, Leaflets , Brochures, Posters, Vedios Clips, Newsletters etc.
GOALto raise awareness of the importance and value of coral reefs and associated ecosystems, and to explain to the public the long-term, sustainable benefits of the MCPA.
to improve the effectiveness of management and operation at existing Marine and Coastal Protected Areas (MCPAs), developing staff capacity and training tools, and encouraging the replication of best practices at sites across the region.
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