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Department of Government
The co-management and valuation of coral reefs in the Caribbean: A Jamaican NGO perspective
Amed, Mahfuzuddi; Chong, Chiew Kieok; Cesar, Herman
Economic valuation and policy priorities for sustainable management of coral reefs
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World Fish Centre
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Paper presented earlier at International Consultative Workshop on Economic Valuation and Policy Priorities for Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs, International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), Batu Maung, Penang December 10-12, 2001.
Notes that the Jamaican Government’s policy statements on protected areas give support to a co-management framework. In the 1990s, eight protected areas were declared and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were given mandates to manage them. One of the difficulties faced by NGOs that have sought mandates to manage marine protected areas is that many of the threats to coral reefs remain beyond their control because they originate from outside the protected areas. Examines what has been achieved within the non-governmental sector in terms of protection of coral reefs, and what are the likely prospects given the current institutional framework. Within this context, attempts to identify the extent to which coral reef valuation might play a role in the development of an effective coalition for the protection of coral reefs.....