Delivering MPA Training across the globe
30 November 2016
A representative from JNCC’s Marine Protected
Sites Team has joined colleagues from Cefas to deliver a Marine Protected
Area (MPA) training course to the Environment
Public Authority in Kuwait.
Drawing on over 10 years of expertise and
experience in the selection, designation, management, monitoring
and assessment of MPAs in the UK, JNCC are supporting Environment
Public Authority officials in thinking about how they might go
about setting up an MPA Programme to develop an ecologically
coherent network of protected sites in their marine waters.
Exercises on the MPA training programme
include consideration of MPA network principles and how they apply
to Kuwaiti waters, MPA management scenarios and the opportunity to
draft the backbones of an MPA strategy and implementation plan for
Kuwait to discuss with decision-makers moving forward.
We are hoping this is just the first step in a
longer process of collaborative working with Kuwait, in partnership
with Cefas, to continue to share knowledge and expertise in the
development of their MPA programme of work.
Under the same MPA training initiative, JNCC
will also be teaming up with Cefas to deliver an MPA training
course to officials in Grenada next year.