Enhancement of resource management capacity within the Tobago Cays Marine Park

The goal of this project is to enhance the institutional capacity of the TCMP to effectively fulfil its mandate “To protect and conserve the resources of the Tobago Cays”. In order to achieve this goal, the TCMP adapted a wholistic approach to resource management by ensuring that all strategies and equipment implemented or employed are environmentally friendly and climate smart. Consequently, this project implemented a number of activities aimed at increasing the efficiency and self-reliance of the TCMP.
The objectives of this project are:
1. To reduce the emissions and increase fuel efficiency of the primary patrol vessel by at least 20% by the end of the project.
2. Increase institutional capacity by training at least 4 rangers in in-water activities (e.g. monitoring marine resources and maintaining moorings) by the end of the project.
3. To establish a comprehensive biophysical monitoring program that would provide the scientific underpinning for the adaptive management process of the TCMP by the end of the project.
SVGCF funding for this project was USD $48,651.85.
The life of the project spanned from May 18th, 2020 to May 18th, 2021.

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