Improving South Korea's Marine Conservation

Photo courtesy of KFEM
Grantee Citizens Institute for Environmental Studies (CIES)
Grant Amount $900,000
Duration Three Years

  The principal objective of the collaborative project of Citizens’ Institute for Environmental Studies (CIES) and Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM) is to strengthen Korea’s commitment on MPAs, both globally and domestically.

CIES and KFEM will engage in dialogues and cooperation with multiple stakeholders including government officials to influence the overall decision-making in marine conservation and align Korea’s perception of MPAs to global standards. 

Also, to create a more favorable domestic context for the establishment of MPAs, the organizations will carry out evidence and science-based awareness raising activities involving various actors and partners from the National Assembly, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, local governments, academia, and the general public.