Sandy Island/Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area Management Plan (2007)
This management plan was developed for the Sandy Island/Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area (SIOBMPA) by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), through the Grenadines Parks in Peril Project and funded by a grant from the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID), in collaboration with the Grenada Ministry of Agriculture, the Caribbean Regional Environmental Programme (CREP), and the Carriacou Environmental Committee (CEC). This management plan is designed to provide the long term vision of the SIOBMPA and guide near term (3-5 years) objectives and activities. The development of this plan followed The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Action Planning (CAP) process. This process utilized a series of workshops to develop goals, identify priority conservation resources and their condition, identify human activities impacting the resources, and develop objectives and strategies for improving or maintaining the resources within the SIOBMPA. The workshops included a wide range of stakeholders from the community of Carriacou, the Government of Grenada and scientists from St. George’s University. This plan is the culmination of the ideas generated by the local community through these workshops. A financial analysis and business plan for its implementation is also included at the end of this document.
This management plan is part of an adaptable and iterative management process. It is designed to provide guidance for the near term, but is also open to modifications based on periodic evaluations of management actions. The monitoring program included in the plan is designed to provide the framework for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the management actions. Each action undertaken by management will be evaluated to ensure that it is achieving the objectives set forth through this plan. This plan should be revised after a period of five years to reflect the results of the monitoring program
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