[Coral-List] Marine Biodiversity, Coral Reef Ecosystems issues relevant to a NBSAP

RainbowWarriorsInternational southern_caribbean at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 30 17:17:43 EDT 2010

Dear Listers,

We are doing a preliminary study to a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for Aruba, a required instrument under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
(See: http://www.cbd.int/nbsap/)

The deliverables for this report are:
1. Overview of status quo
* inventory of national legislation in place with regard to biodiversity and conservation;
* overview, structure and tasks of government agencies involved in biodiversity and conservation (including management of protected areas)
* overview of private sector and civil society actors involved in biodiversity and conservation
* overview of obligations under ratified conventions on biodiversity and conservation, status of implementation and supporting infrastructures
* overview of national and regional programs and projects in place in Aruba on biodiversity and conservation 
2. Creating conditions for setting up a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Aruba
* guidelines: identifying basic elements to initiate the process
* training modules; identify training modules for conservation and biodiversity for government agencies and management of protected areas
* financial support: identifying sources of conservation financial support from international programs and conventions (UN, EU, international funding organizations etc.)
* capacity building: identifying the key elements in capacity building for government agencies and management of protected areas, private sector initiatives and civil society (conservation and sustainable development NGOs)

We are requesting kind assistance on literature references specific for the Caribbean for creating such a study or more specific for an NBSAP.

For Aruba, which is part of the Dutch Caribbean, the principal legal framework for conservation is the Cartagena Convention and its SPAW protocol, which also serve as baseline legislation for the management of marine protected areas in the Dutch Caribbean.

We would appreciate checklists for marine ecosystems, coral reefs, marine protected areas management, fisheries and related issues relevant for our study or the creation of an NBSAP for an island in the Caribbean.


Milton Ponson, President
Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
(Rainbow Warriors International) Tel. +297 568 5908
PO Box 1154, Oranjestad 
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean 
Email: southern_caribbean at yahoo.com    http://www.rainbowwarriors.net

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