Effective Management Of The Marine Protected Areas Of The Comoros Archipelago, Africa, Western Indian Ocean

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Grantee Wildlands Conservation Trust
Grant Amount $998,000
Duration Three Years

This project will improve the protection and aid recovery of the marine biodiversity and fisheries of the Republic of Comoros and ensure the sustainable use of ocean assets and thereby enhancing the resilience of coastal communities that depend on them. This project will support the Blue Economy National Plan (2020) developed by the Comoros government, which embraces an effectively managed and expanded network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as an essential tool for achieving resilience, restoration, and prosperity.  This project will work to strengthen the management of and increase protection in the existing four coastal MPAs of Comoros.