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Enhance the capacities for marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable use
by National Directorate of Environment (Government)
Comprehensive training programme within National Directorate of Environment (DNA) for enhancing institutional and staff capacity for the new marine PA management unit, enforcement and financing will be effectively operationalized. Similar trainings will be extended also to relevant officers on island Ministry delegations and local conservation NGOs working in the Santa Luzia MPA.
A PA System Financing Strategy and Plan will be drafted and implemented. This will entail the implementation of traditional PA finance elements but also more advanced innovative elements, and involve an identification of management needs, the establishment of a PA finance database, a rigorous PA finance needs and gap assessment, a Biodiversity Public Expenditure Review (PER) to determine financing baselines and identify opportunities to realign budgets and enhance spending effectiveness and efficiency.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Multiple use marine protected area
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
  • Access to market-based instruments
  • Access to coastal fishing grounds
December 2022
Human and institutional capacity of DGA PA unit and key NGOs increased.
December 2022
Finance for marine biodiversity/PAs increased
Financing (in USD)
1,380,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2019 - December 2022
Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (government), National Directorate of Environment (government), General Directorate for Tourism (government), National Directorate for Marine Resources (government), UNDP, Cabo Verde Investment (CVI) and Agency for Integrated Tourism Development on Islands Boa Vista and Maio (Local and national government), National Institute for Fisheries Development (Government), The Maritime and Port Agency (government), Municipalities on the targeted islands (local governments), University of Cabo Verde (academia), NGOs, national and regional associations and local community groups.
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Alexandre Rodrigues, National Director, Alexandre.M.Rodrigues@maa.gov.cv, 002383337171
Praia, Cabo Verde
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