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Understanding and addressing the impact of threats to marine ecosystems in the UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean - WC1032

Description
The aim of this project is to increase our understanding of the impact of threats to marine ecosystems in the UK Caribbean Overseas Territories (OTs) and promote the development of solutions for addressing these threats. The project will examine coral reef health and combine natural and social science, working with local communities to develop tailored options for sustainable reef management. The project will fulfil commitments in the UK Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy which sets out the UK Government approach to supporting biodiversity conservation in the OTs. The project addresses research priorities identified by the UK OT Governments, has full approval of and requires ongoing cooperation with the relevant UK OT Governments, and the outputs will be made available to their representatives to inform management on the ground.
Objective
Proposals are invited for research projects that address one or more of the following research priorities identified by the Governments of the UK Overseas Territories (OTs) in the Caribbean:

1. Identifying and quantifying the scale and nature of the impact of threats to marine biodiversity this should include ecological impact, and where relevant social and economic impacts.

2. Developing potential solutions to address these impacts. These solutions must take into consideration the capacity and the legislative, policy, administrative, financial and practical context of the OTs.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : WC1032 Final Report   (3459k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2014

Cost: £168,090
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Newcastle University
Keywords
Biodiversity