- Protecting Cambodia’s coastal and marine environmentsRead More
FFI has been working on marine conservation in Cambodia since 2010, with a programme of work that has evolved from an initial government request to help establish the country’s first marine protected area, known in Cambodia as a Marine Fisheries Management Area (MFMA). This site was formally designated in June 2016 and takes a multiple-use approach that supports sustainable fishing, biodiversity conservation and tourism.
- Bring new voices to marine protection in ScotlandRead More
Scotland’s coast supports a multitude of species, such as basking sharks and dolphins, vast populations of seabirds along with cold-water corals and maerl beds. Although Scotland has recently established a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the voices of the local communities that live in and around the coast are often left unheard in the management of their seas.
- Implementing effective marine resource co-management in the Pemba Channel Conservation AreaRead More
Of the two islands making up the Zanzibar archipelago, the less populated and developed Pemba Island hosts some of the richest marine biodiversity in Tanzania and the East African coast in its extensive reefs and mangroves, including turtles, dolphins, dugongs and occasional whales. It is also one of the main sources of subsistence and income for its relatively remote communities, who have witnessed reduced fish catches due to overexploitation and damaging fishing practices – such as the use of destructive drag-nets.
- Supporting marine science education and conservation in MyanmarRead More
In 2016, FFI established a formal partnership for coastal biodiversity conservation in Myanmar. The partnership collaboration focuses on providing technical and capacity building support for the marine science departments of Myanmar’s universities, in particular Pathein University, to lay the foundations for future involvement in biodiversity assessment, environmental impact assessments and monitoring.
- Conserving ‘ridge to reef’ in West PapuaRead More
The Raja Ampat Islands are an Indonesian archipelago off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua. The islands contain globally important coral reefs and are an Endemic Bird Area, home to threatened species such as the endangered Waigeo brush-turkey, and two near threatened birds-of-paradise (Wilson’s and red).
- Establishing a network of Locally Managed Marine AreasRead More
Aceh’s coastal systems contain some of the highest concentrations of biodiversity in the world, with critically endangered species like the leatherback turtle, and genetically unique species such as giant clams. To protect these vital resources from unsustainable fishing practices, FFI is working with coastal communities and the Aceh government’s Marine and Fisheries Agency to identify the areas of highest conservation importance.
- Eliminating destructive fishing practices and protecting marine habitat in NicaraguaRead More
With essential support from Oceans 5, FFI and our key partners are working to eliminate destructive fishing practices and protect marine habitat in an 80-km-long marine corridor along the Nicaragua Pacific coast. The work is ultimately designed to reduce the negative impacts of fishing on marine turtles.
- Conserving marine turtles in the eastern Pacific of NicaraguaRead More
Nicaragua hosts globally important populations of five marine turtle species, all of which are vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List, and hosts two of just nine mass nesting arribada beaches worldwide. However, illegal harvesting of eggs and killing of hawksbills for their shells has presented a serious threat to nesting leatherback, hawksbill and olive ridley turtles on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast.
- Central America marine projectRead More
Focusing on marine protected areas in Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua, this project is addressing themes common to all three countries such as marine governance, promoting community involvement in all decisions related to natural resource management, improving spatial management and access rights, and ensuring that lessons are shared regionally.
- Implementing a network of protected areas in Cape VerdeRead More
The Cape Verde archipelago is a global marine biodiversity hotspot, supporting a wealth of emblematic and endemic marine species, including 17 species of whale and dolphin, more than 60 shark and ray species, and five species of marine turtle (including one of the three largest nesting populations of loggerhead turtles in the world). To date our work has focused on Maio, the closest island to the capital Santiago, which is under increasing pressure from tourism, coastal habitat destruction, and unsustainable and illegal fishing.