Building Resilient, Participatory Management of Marine Biodiversity in Hurricane-prone BVI


British Virgin Islands
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Ref: DPLUS111

Status: Current

Round:
8
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
University of Exeter, Association of Reef Keepers, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DoAF), Government of the Virgin Islands (GoVI), Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
Start Date:
01-04-20
End Date:
31-03-23
Funding:
£241,553.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Marine, Marine coastal, Island biodiversity
Production:
Fisheries
Threats To Biodiversity:
Climate change
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, Sustainable use, General measures, Migratory species
Specific Tools:
Nbsap, Monitoring, Cepa, Research, Research training
Countries:
British Virgin Islands
Conventions:
CITES
Project Summary:
BVI’s turtle populations face various threats, compounded by 2017’s catastrophic hurricane impacts. This project will support the recovery of BVI’s turtle populations and key habitats (reefs and seagrass meadows), while alleviating growing social conflict regarding the traditional turtle fishery. Through ‘game-changing’ interdisciplinary partnerships, this project will deliver new, participatory approaches to marine biodiversity management; develop better local understanding of turtle conservation and fisher needs; foster and enable a culture of compliance; and deliver a revised Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS111 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS111 HYR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS111 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS111 HYR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2022-01-14 00:00:00