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Enabling the people of Tristan to implement the CBD in the marine environment


Ref: EIDPO023
Type: Post-Project
Project Leader: Ms Sarah Sanders
Lead Institution: RSPB
Host Country Institutions: University of Cape Town, Gov of Tristan da Cunha, Otago Polytechnic
Start Date: 2007-05-01
End Date: 2010-06-30
Funding: £75,971.00
Website: http://tristandc.com/newsconservation.php
Status: Completed
Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, UKOT
Countries: South Africa, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Purpose: The recent stranding of an oilrig on Tristan has focused local and international attention on the importance and vulnerability of marine life around the Tristan islands and the paucity of information in this area.The main objective of this post-project is to enable and encourage the people of Tristan to make informed decisions leading to sustainable use of Tristan’s marine environment. The project will increase knowledge on the marine environment by developing an enhanced and updated database, based on both existing information and new data from previously unsurveyed areas. It will also strengthen the capacity of Tristanians to obtain marine biological information, by training them in underwater recording skills, including monitoring for alien species. A range of interpretive materials is planned to raise local and international awareness. We hope that the project will stimulate new income-generating activities on the island.The aim of the original Darwin project was to increase the control of Tristanians over the conservation and sustainable use of their biodiversity. However, the focus was on terrestrial wildlife, with only opportunistic marine work. This post-project proposes to extend the objectives of the original project underwater, by building on successful preliminary diving surveys undertaken around Tristan in 2004/05.
Outputs: 1. Knowledge of the marine environment on Tristan is enhanced 2. Technical capacity to survey the marine environment is strengthened on Tristan 3. Awareness of the marine environment on Tristan is raised locally and internationally 4. Monitoring of threats to biodiversity and marine resources from settlement of alien species and other impacts initiated 5. New sustainable income-generating activities based on the marine environment are developed

Related Projects: Empowering the people of Tristan da Cunha to implement the CBD, Enabling the People of Montserrat to Conserve the Centre Hills

Documents:
Title: EIDPO023 AR1 Ann 2 - logframe
Download: Log Frame [pdf]

Title: EIDPO023 AR1 Ann 3 Map of Tristan da Cunha Group
Download: Map [pdf]

Title: EIDPO023 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: EIDPO23 HY1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO023 AR1 ANN 6 Website Article
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: EIDPO023 AR1 Ann 5 DIVE Tristan article
Download: Article [pdf]

Title: EIDPO023 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO023 HY2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO023 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: EIDPO023 HY3
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]