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  • Integrated coastal management - CAR-SPAW-RAC
    in this section Caribbean Biological Corridor Fisheries management Haiti project Integrated coastal management Integrated watershed coastal areas management I General information Project initiator UNEP GEF UNDP CEHI RAC RCU UNOPS Project objective To help small insular Caribbean states adopt an integrated approach for the coastline and catchment area management Participating countries Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada Haiti Jamaica St Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia St Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago Funding GEF Amount 112 M US including 14 M from the GEF Timetable 5 years start 2 nd quarter 2005 Website http iwcam org Contacts Caribbean Environmental Health Institute CEHI The Morne P O Box 1111 Castries Saint Lucia Tel 758 452 2501 452 1412 Fax 758 453 2721 Mr Vincent Sweeney GEF IWCAM Regional Project Coordinator II Description In small island developing states SIDS in the Caribbean the high population density combined with a high demographic growth and constantly increasing urbanisation in particular the development of tourist hotels and sites has led to the contamination of water tables and surface water as well as the deterioration of the quality of coastal waters The IWCAM project currently counting 13 member states was approved by the GEF in May 2004 and began in the 2 nd quarter of 2005 for a total period of 5 years The project coordination unit located within the offices of the CEHI Caribbean Environmental Health Institute in Castries Ste Lucia was created in 2006 when the project coordinator took up his post The CEHI and UNEP RAC RCU are the two institutions in charge of carrying out this project THE IWCAM project s general objective is to consolidate the commitment and capacity of participating countries to implement an integrated approach in the management of catchment areas and coastal areas the long term objective is to improve countries capacity to plan and sustainably manage their aquatic resources and ecosystems Moreover the project looks to develop regional capacities within institutions and executive agencies in order to ensure the durability of IWCAM practices and principles after the project has ended The project mainly supports local pilot activities on the integrated management of catchment and coastal areas in order to treat priority issues If conclusive this project could then be applied to the entire region The states participating in this project Antigua and Barbuda the Bahamas Barbados Cuba Grenada Dominica the Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago have therefore been assigned to find a solution to the following issues 1 the reduction in freshwater reserves 2 the deterioration of the quality of freshwater and coastal waters 3 the inappropriate use of land 4 hygiene and sanitation The project divides up into 5 main elements 1 demonstrating noting and passing on best practices 2 d eveloping the IWCAM process and an indicator framework for the state of the environment 3 institutional polices legislation and reforms 4 reinforcing regional and national capacities

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  • Caribbean Biological Corridor - CAR-SPAW-RAC
    March 2016 N 13 July 2014 N 15 February 2015 N 7 September 2012 N 1 October 2010 N 10 September 2013 N 11 January 2014 N 12 April 2014 N 14 October 2014 N 16 May 2015 N 17 October 2015 N 2 January 2011 N 3 June 2011 N 4 September 2011 N 5 January 2012 N 6 May 2012 N 8 February 2013 N 9 May 2013 SPAW Protocol and the SPAW RAC The SPAW RAC Tourism and MPA Sustainable tourism and MPA Workshop 12 14 june 2013 Partners and stakeholders Partners in the Wider Caribbean Region French partners and stakeholders Marine and coastal protected areas Partners in the French West Indies and French Guyana Portfolio COP 8 09 December 2014 Haiti Project missions 2011 2012 Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Climate Change Documentation on climate change Workshop on MPA resilience to climate change St Martin 28 29 Nov Biodiversity valuation Biodiversity valuation The case of Bonaire Frequently Asked Questions The SPAW Protocol The SPAW RAC BEST Initiative The context The project The objective The calendar The Caribbean BEST Team Presentation of BEST initiative project The BEST 2 0 Grant Programme Sargassum A regional issue for the Caribbean UNEP CEP SPAW RAC regional cooperation Search Newsletter subscription Your e mail address Home Protected areas and ecosystems management Ecosystems management Ongoing projetcts Caribbean Biological Corridor Caribbean Biological Corridor All the versions of this article Also in this section Caribbean Biological Corridor Fisheries management Haiti project Integrated coastal management Caribbean Biological Corridor I General information Countries involved Cuba Haiti the Dominican Republic and their representatives coordinated by UNEP ROLAC in Panama Jamaica and Porto Rico a re currently observers Project objective Preserving biodiversity and integrating communities into a harmonious development with Nature F unding GEF WFP world food program http www wfp org European Union Amount 42 738 615 USD that is to say approximately 31 million Euros Timetable Action plan adopted in August 2009 schedule unavailable Website upcoming Contacts UNEP ROLAC Mark D Griffith Cuba Ministry for the Environment Dominican Republic Ministry for the Environment Haiti Ministry for the Environment II Description Approximately 15 of territories in the Dominican Republic and Cuba are currently protected but less than 2 in Haiti The Ministries for the Environment in Haiti Cuba and the Dominican Republic agreed on Tuesday 7 August 2007 to create a biological corridor in the Caribbean in response to climate change threats to the region In August 2009 representatives from these three countries met again in Port au Prince to develop this project and clarify its action plan The latter was already mentioned in 2007 and presented at the Copenhagen summit which took place from 7 to 18 December in Denmark It touches upon each mainstay of sustainable development The social mainstay Establishing a coherent environmental policy goes hand in hand with improving a territory s living conditions In these islands we did indeed notice that excessive use of natural resources is linked to poverty It is in

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  • Haiti project - CAR-SPAW-RAC
    invasive species for 2012 2013 CaMPAM s Marine protected areas small grants Publications and useful links Funding Launch of Coastal Capital Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Useful publications Introduction Newsletter N 18 March 2016 N 13 July 2014 N 15 February 2015 N 7 September 2012 N 1 October 2010 N 10 September 2013 N 11 January 2014 N 12 April 2014 N 14 October 2014 N 16 May 2015 N 17 October 2015 N 2 January 2011 N 3 June 2011 N 4 September 2011 N 5 January 2012 N 6 May 2012 N 8 February 2013 N 9 May 2013 SPAW Protocol and the SPAW RAC The SPAW RAC Tourism and MPA Sustainable tourism and MPA Workshop 12 14 june 2013 Partners and stakeholders Partners in the Wider Caribbean Region French partners and stakeholders Marine and coastal protected areas Partners in the French West Indies and French Guyana Portfolio COP 8 09 December 2014 Haiti Project missions 2011 2012 Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Climate Change Documentation on climate change Workshop on MPA resilience to climate change St Martin 28 29 Nov Biodiversity valuation Biodiversity valuation The case of Bonaire Frequently Asked Questions The SPAW Protocol The SPAW RAC BEST Initiative The context The project The objective The calendar The Caribbean BEST Team Presentation of BEST initiative project The BEST 2 0 Grant Programme Sargassum A regional issue for the Caribbean UNEP CEP SPAW RAC regional cooperation Search Newsletter subscription Your e mail address Home Protected areas and ecosystems management Ecosystems management Ongoing projetcts Haiti project Haiti project All the versions of this article Also in this section Caribbean Biological Corridor Fisheries management Haiti project Integrated coastal management Integrated protection and promotion of sustainable coastal and marine ecosystems directly impacted by the earthquake in Haiti A final agreement of financial support French cooperation fund for Guadeloupe SPAW RAC French Caribbean Botanical Conservatory Foprobim UNEP Lemarchand and Natures et Découvertes Fondations was recently received to implement a pilot project involving local communities in the protection of the Haitian coastal environment The project is led by the Haitian Foundation FoProBim with various partners and the support of the SPAW RAC the Ministry of Environment in Haiti and the UNEP office in Haiti An analysis conducted before the 2010 earthquake had indicated a number of priorities in the fields of environment and sustainable use of natural resources The earthquake which hit Haiti caused the migration of some of the populace to areas that were already vulnerable reinforcing the need to guarantee the sustainable use of the environment It consists of two principal actions Integrated mangrove reforestation The intent is to reforest a pilot site north of Port au Prince with mangroves 5ha while offering neighbouring communities economic alternatives to mangrove cutting with the establishment of a nursery tree species that can be used instead of mangroves for the construction of houses charcoal production of fruits and to establish inside the nursery the production of honey 40 bee hives Training is

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  • Fisheries management - CAR-SPAW-RAC
    Useful publications Introduction Newsletter N 18 March 2016 N 13 July 2014 N 15 February 2015 N 7 September 2012 N 1 October 2010 N 10 September 2013 N 11 January 2014 N 12 April 2014 N 14 October 2014 N 16 May 2015 N 17 October 2015 N 2 January 2011 N 3 June 2011 N 4 September 2011 N 5 January 2012 N 6 May 2012 N 8 February 2013 N 9 May 2013 SPAW Protocol and the SPAW RAC The SPAW RAC Tourism and MPA Sustainable tourism and MPA Workshop 12 14 june 2013 Partners and stakeholders Partners in the Wider Caribbean Region French partners and stakeholders Marine and coastal protected areas Partners in the French West Indies and French Guyana Portfolio COP 8 09 December 2014 Haiti Project missions 2011 2012 Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Climate Change Documentation on climate change Workshop on MPA resilience to climate change St Martin 28 29 Nov Biodiversity valuation Biodiversity valuation The case of Bonaire Frequently Asked Questions The SPAW Protocol The SPAW RAC BEST Initiative The context The project The objective The calendar The Caribbean BEST Team Presentation of BEST initiative project The BEST 2 0 Grant Programme Sargassum A regional issue for the Caribbean UNEP CEP SPAW RAC regional cooperation Search Newsletter subscription Your e mail address Home Protected areas and ecosystems management Ecosystems management Ongoing projetcts Fisheries management Fisheries management All the versions of this article Also in this section Caribbean Biological Corridor Fisheries management Haiti project Integrated coastal management Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Project I General information Project initiator UNDP and UNOPS with support from IOCARIBE UNESCO Implementation coordinating structure IOCARIBE Project objective Transboundary fishery resources management durable conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems commitment over at least 10 years Participating countries Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Belize Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Dominica Dominican Republic Guatemala Grenada Guyana Haiti Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Surinam and Trinidad and Tobago Funding GEF Amount 7 008 116 US Timetable 10 years started in 2008 Website http www cavehill uwi edu cermes clme html Contacts IOCARIBE Néstor J Windevoxhel CLME Project Coordination Unit Regional Project Coordinator Prof Robin Mahon II Description The general project The Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem project validated in April 2008 is currently being implemented This is a large scale Global Environment Fund project for the sustainable management of marine resources in the Caribbean that will run over a period of 4 years for phase 1 This Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem project is one of a series of regional GEF Large marine ecosystems projects It is backed by UNEP and UNDP The project aims to improve the management of marine resources in the greater Caribbean region notably working on fishing pollution etc The aim is to promote the sustainable management of cross border resources based on an ecosystem approach identifying and analysing major issues improving the shared knowledge base implementing legislative political and institutional changes

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  • Annexes of the SPAW Protocol - CAR-SPAW-RAC
    Caribbean Exemptions Guidelines for Nomination of Species to the SPAW Annexes Recovery plans Marine mammals and turtles A stranding guide to the marine mammals of the Wider Caribbean Action plan for the conservation of marine mammals in the Wider Caribbean Joint IWC and SPAW UNEP Workshop to Address Collisions between Marine Marine mammals and turtles MEGARA NorthWest Indies 2014 Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan for Jamaica Whale Whatching Guidelines MaMa CoCo Sea Report of the 2nd Mamacocosea meeting and bibliography A review of seismic mitigation measures used along the coast of Northern Working documents Presentations Marine mammals Lifeweb project Marine Mammals Regional Bibliographic Database Interactive mapping Maps and reports access Scenarios for marine mammal transboundary management in the insular Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Working Documents Invasive alien species Presentation Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species Publications Invasive alien species Lionfish Lionfish Management Workshop at the 68th GCFI conference Coordinated strategy to prevent and control invasive species Pterois Current lionfish activities by SPAW RAC and its partners International partners launch plan to tackle invasive lionfish Invasive Lionfish A Guide to Control and Management The lionfish in its native range brief description of its biology and The problem of Lionfish in the Caribbean Vulnerability of the Caribbean region to lionfish invasion Ongoing projects Globallast Project Invasive Alien Species management strategies workshop Learning and MTIASIC Project Funding Potential sources of funding Sources of funding introduction Summary table of avaible funds Cross sectoral funds GEF and french GEF Fundings for the french stakeholders European Development Fund Targeted funding MacArthur Foundation Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Marine Mammal Commission UNEP CAP CaMPAM GCFI small grants funds Caribbean Coastal Communities Small Grants Program Calls for proposals Assessment of coral reef projects Call for research projects on invasive species for 2012 2013 CaMPAM s Marine protected areas small grants Publications and useful links Funding Launch of Coastal Capital Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Useful publications Introduction Newsletter N 18 March 2016 N 13 July 2014 N 15 February 2015 N 7 September 2012 N 1 October 2010 N 10 September 2013 N 11 January 2014 N 12 April 2014 N 14 October 2014 N 16 May 2015 N 17 October 2015 N 2 January 2011 N 3 June 2011 N 4 September 2011 N 5 January 2012 N 6 May 2012 N 8 February 2013 N 9 May 2013 SPAW Protocol and the SPAW RAC The SPAW RAC Tourism and MPA Sustainable tourism and MPA Workshop 12 14 june 2013 Partners and stakeholders Partners in the Wider Caribbean Region French partners and stakeholders Marine and coastal protected areas Partners in the French West Indies and French Guyana Portfolio COP 8 09 December 2014 Haiti Project missions 2011 2012 Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Climate Change Documentation on climate change Workshop on MPA resilience to climate change St Martin 28 29 Nov Biodiversity valuation Biodiversity valuation The case of Bonaire Frequently Asked Questions The SPAW Protocol The SPAW RAC BEST Initiative The context The project The objective

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  • Development of a Regional Red List for the Caribbean - CAR-SPAW-RAC
    MPA Sustainable tourism and MPA Workshop 12 14 june 2013 Partners and stakeholders Partners in the Wider Caribbean Region French partners and stakeholders Marine and coastal protected areas Partners in the French West Indies and French Guyana Portfolio COP 8 09 December 2014 Haiti Project missions 2011 2012 Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Climate Change Documentation on climate change Workshop on MPA resilience to climate change St Martin 28 29 Nov Biodiversity valuation Biodiversity valuation The case of Bonaire Frequently Asked Questions The SPAW Protocol The SPAW RAC BEST Initiative The context The project The objective The calendar The Caribbean BEST Team Presentation of BEST initiative project The BEST 2 0 Grant Programme Sargassum A regional issue for the Caribbean UNEP CEP SPAW RAC regional cooperation Search Newsletter subscription Your e mail address Home Species protection Development of a Regional Red List for the Caribbean Development of a Regional Red List for the Caribbean All the versions of this article Also in this section Annexes of the SPAW Protocol Development of a Regional Red List for the Caribbean Exemptions Guidelines for Nomination of Species to the SPAW Annexes Recovery plans A Key Step Towards Improved Management of Biodiversity OVERALL ISSUES Biodiversity loss is one of the most pressing issues for humans and there is growing global concern about the status of the natural resources on which human life depends Causes of biodiversity loss are complex and solutions require the involvement of multiple groups from governments to civil society The International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN Red List of Threatened Species TM is the most respected standard for assessing the global status of species or risk of extinction through the application of transparent scientifically based and quantitative criteria The IUCN Red List can be used to assess the conservation status of species at the national regional and global scale so therefore can inform conservation decision making and planning at any of these levels REGIONAL ISSUES The Caribbean islands represent just 0 15 of the Earth s land surface but have impressive species richness and remarkably high levels of endemism Many ecosystems within the Caribbean supply important resources for human livelihoods and well being such as food and medicinal plants for traditional healthcare These resources also widely support regional and international economies However this profusion of biodiversity is under grave threat Deforestation overexploitation and introduction of non native species have degraded natural systems in the region and have significant impacts on biodiversity with the damage now being further exacerbated by climate change As a result there is an urgent need for conservation action which in turn requires reliable information on distribution habitats populations trends and major threats for the species present In response to a 2004 Membership Resolution IUCN and its Regional Office for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean ORMA is designing and implementing an initiative to support conservation and sustainable development in the insular Caribbean The need and opportunity for the preparation of a Red List for Caribbean species has been

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  • Exemptions - CAR-SPAW-RAC
    A stranding guide to the marine mammals of the Wider Caribbean Action plan for the conservation of marine mammals in the Wider Caribbean Joint IWC and SPAW UNEP Workshop to Address Collisions between Marine Marine mammals and turtles MEGARA NorthWest Indies 2014 Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan for Jamaica Whale Whatching Guidelines MaMa CoCo Sea Report of the 2nd Mamacocosea meeting and bibliography A review of seismic mitigation measures used along the coast of Northern Working documents Presentations Marine mammals Lifeweb project Marine Mammals Regional Bibliographic Database Interactive mapping Maps and reports access Scenarios for marine mammal transboundary management in the insular Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Working Documents Invasive alien species Presentation Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species Publications Invasive alien species Lionfish Lionfish Management Workshop at the 68th GCFI conference Coordinated strategy to prevent and control invasive species Pterois Current lionfish activities by SPAW RAC and its partners International partners launch plan to tackle invasive lionfish Invasive Lionfish A Guide to Control and Management The lionfish in its native range brief description of its biology and The problem of Lionfish in the Caribbean Vulnerability of the Caribbean region to lionfish invasion Ongoing projects Globallast Project Invasive Alien Species management strategies workshop Learning and MTIASIC Project Funding Potential sources of funding Sources of funding introduction Summary table of avaible funds Cross sectoral funds GEF and french GEF Fundings for the french stakeholders European Development Fund Targeted funding MacArthur Foundation Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Marine Mammal Commission UNEP CAP CaMPAM GCFI small grants funds Caribbean Coastal Communities Small Grants Program Calls for proposals Assessment of coral reef projects Call for research projects on invasive species for 2012 2013 CaMPAM s Marine protected areas small grants Publications and useful links Funding Launch of Coastal Capital Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in

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  • Guidelines for Nomination of Species to the SPAW Annexes - CAR-SPAW-RAC
    mammals of the Wider Caribbean Action plan for the conservation of marine mammals in the Wider Caribbean Joint IWC and SPAW UNEP Workshop to Address Collisions between Marine Marine mammals and turtles MEGARA NorthWest Indies 2014 Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan for Jamaica Whale Whatching Guidelines MaMa CoCo Sea Report of the 2nd Mamacocosea meeting and bibliography A review of seismic mitigation measures used along the coast of Northern Working documents Presentations Marine mammals Lifeweb project Marine Mammals Regional Bibliographic Database Interactive mapping Maps and reports access Scenarios for marine mammal transboundary management in the insular Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Working Documents Invasive alien species Presentation Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species Publications Invasive alien species Lionfish Lionfish Management Workshop at the 68th GCFI conference Coordinated strategy to prevent and control invasive species Pterois Current lionfish activities by SPAW RAC and its partners International partners launch plan to tackle invasive lionfish Invasive Lionfish A Guide to Control and Management The lionfish in its native range brief description of its biology and The problem of Lionfish in the Caribbean Vulnerability of the Caribbean region to lionfish invasion Ongoing projects Globallast Project Invasive Alien Species management strategies workshop Learning and MTIASIC Project Funding Potential sources of funding Sources of funding introduction Summary table of avaible funds Cross sectoral funds GEF and french GEF Fundings for the french stakeholders European Development Fund Targeted funding MacArthur Foundation Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Marine Mammal Commission UNEP CAP CaMPAM GCFI small grants funds Caribbean Coastal Communities Small Grants Program Calls for proposals Assessment of coral reef projects Call for research projects on invasive species for 2012 2013 CaMPAM s Marine protected areas small grants Publications and useful links Funding Launch of Coastal Capital Ecosystem Valuation for Decision Making in the Useful publications Introduction Newsletter N 18 March 2016 N 13 July 2014 N 15 February 2015 N 7 September 2012 N 1 October 2010 N 10 September 2013 N 11 January 2014 N 12 April 2014 N 14 October 2014 N 16 May 2015 N 17 October 2015 N 2 January 2011 N 3 June 2011 N 4 September 2011 N 5 January 2012 N 6 May 2012 N 8 February 2013 N 9 May 2013 SPAW Protocol and the SPAW RAC The SPAW RAC Tourism and MPA Sustainable tourism and MPA Workshop 12 14 june 2013 Partners and stakeholders Partners in the Wider Caribbean Region French partners and stakeholders Marine and coastal protected areas Partners in the French West Indies and French Guyana Portfolio COP 8 09 December 2014 Haiti Project missions 2011 2012 Manatee Bycatch Pilot Project Climate Change Documentation on climate change Workshop on MPA resilience to climate change St Martin 28 29 Nov Biodiversity valuation Biodiversity valuation The case of Bonaire Frequently Asked Questions The SPAW Protocol The SPAW RAC BEST Initiative The context The project The objective The calendar The Caribbean BEST Team Presentation of BEST initiative project The BEST 2 0 Grant Programme Sargassum A regional issue for the

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