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Contribution to the Blue Action Fund #OceanAction16098
by Government of Sweden (Government)
The Blue Action Fund makes funding available for the activities of national and international non-governmental organizations in their efforts to help conserve marine and coastal ecosystems with the following objectives:
- The safeguarding of marine biodiversity: by creating new protected areas and by improving the management of existing ones.
- The sustainable use of marine biodiversity: in fishery, aquaculture and in tourism.

BMZ in cooperation with KfW Development Bank founded the Blue Action Fund as a response to the funding gap for the conservation of marine biodiversity, in particular with a view to networks of marine protected areas and transboundary conservation measures. The initial endowment providedby Sweden is worth 50 million SEK (approx. 5.5 million USD). The Fund will work in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Pacific region. The Blue Action Fund will issue public tenders to which interested eligible organizations may submit their proposals.

Progress reports
Ressources and Capacities for the management of MPA and sustainable use zones are improved
Blue Action Fund contributes to the development and updating of best practice monitoring and surveillance frameworks
Blue Action Fund contributes to the demarcation of new protected areas
Financing (in USD)
5,500,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: 06/2017 - 12/2017
Blue Action Fund (Philantropic Organization), German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development - BMZ (Government); KfW Development Bank (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Non-governmental organisations
Contact information
Helen gren, Director, Helen.Agren@gov.se, +46 8 405 10 00
Stockholm , Sweden
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