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Category: Coral reefs

Project: Marine Protected Area Management Effectiveness Initiative

Organization: World Wildlife Fund, World Conservation Union, World Commission on Protected Areas, and the US National Oceanic and & Atmospheric Administration

Language: English

Country/Region: Global

Summary: The Marine Protected Area Management Effectiveness Initiative Web site aims to create a cohesive network of marine protected areas managers to share information and improve the effectiveness of their work. It gives background information about the Initiative; a link to a guidebook entitled "How is Your MPA Doing?"; case studies from the Galapagos, Micronesia, Tanzania, and Italy; and profiles of pilot project sites around the world.

Organization: MarViva

Languages: English, Spanish

Country/Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Summary: The MarViva Web site aims to promote the protection of marine areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. General information about the Eastern Tropical Pacific Conservation Marine Corridor (CMAR), which includes Cocos Island, Costa Rica; Coiba Island National Park, Panama; Malpelo and Gorgona islands, Colombia; and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador is featured, as well as information about the Mesoamerican Reef system. Sections entitled "MarViva in Action" and "Publications" are being developed.