REGIONAL SCHOOL OF PROTECTED MARINE AREAS

We coordinate initiatives within an overall framework that articulates activities on capacity building and increases the creation of networks for the effective implementation of MPA on a global scale.

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Project Vision

Be a continuous training mechanism focused on the management of MPA.

Objectives

Implement, promote and coordinate training programs in MPA management, to strengthen capacities in order to achieve effective management.

Public Profile Goal

a. Technical and managerial staff of the public administration in charge of MPA.
b. Field staff (park rangers)
c. NGO members
d. Communities

© M. Sironi – ICB

Why should we strengthen training in MPAs?

Capacity development has been identified as a key strategy to face the challenge of effectively managing the growing number of land and marine protected areas in the world; not only as the training of managers, but as a process of change to strengthen the abilities of people, institutions and society as a whole, in order to reach conservation goals.

What is the value of a proposal with a regional focus?

From the ecological point of view, the ocean has no frontiers. Living species and the flow of matter and energy connect very distant sectors. This reality sets the challenge of coordinating and integrating the management of human uses and the protection of the sea between different jurisdictions, be they provinces or neighboring countries.

© M. Sironi – ICB

Method

The teaching-learning model is based on acquiring knowledge and abilities for efficient attention to the problems that affect MPA.

The work proposed is dynamic. It includes virtual classes that include analysis of real cases that occur in the specific region of the attendees, debates and contact with specialists in each area and exchange of experiences.

The face-to-face meetings also include experience in the field so that participants can learn about different real situations and may interact with different actors related to MPA.

The experience at the School is in itself a process of exchange between participants, teachers and other actors, which is very good to form learning communities, where students can continue to share experiences and learn from their own practices, even after formal training has been completed.

Subjects

The development of contents and competences works based on the following core aspects:

1

Strategic planning

2

Design, management and evaluation of projects

3

Monitoring of species and environments

4

Control and surveillance in MPAs

5

Institutional and interpersonal relationships for the creation and effective management

6

Design and effective implementation of management plans

7

Systemic evaluation of management efficiency

© M. Flores – WWF

Project Support

With the cooperation of a variety of institutions and organizations that share missions, concerns and interests, the implementation of activities is based on several simultaneous sources, in a mixed public and private framework.


Organized by:

Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina
vidasilvestre.org.ar
Wildlife Conservation Society / Chile
wcs.org
World Wildlife Fund / Chile
worldwildlife.org

Coordinated by:

Foro para la Conservación del Mar Patagónico
www.marpatagonico.org
Administración de Parques Nacionales de Argentina
parquesnacionales.gob.ar
Ministerio del Medio Ambiente de Chile
portal.mma.gob.cl
Ministerio de Vivienda, Ordenamiento Territorial y Medio Ambiente de Uruguay
mvotma.gub.uy

Supported by:

Oceans 5
oceans5.org
World Wildlife Fund / Netherlands
www.wnf.nl/
Waitt Foundation
waittfoundation.org

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