The Locally-Managed Marine Area (LMMA) Network


The Network provides information and resources on locally-managed marine areas (LMMAs) and community-based adaptive management (CBAM), and training in project design, monitoring, data management and analysis, fundraising, communications and more. Project teams’ aims may vary %from improving local fishery resources (communities) to protecting coral reef biodiversity (conservation organizations) %but we all share at least one goal: a desire to learn how to improve our efforts. Whatever the motivation, we all share knowledge and experiences %through cross-site visits, country or regional meetings, workshops and trainings, printed materials and videos, and one-on-one %to help improve marine management activities and increase conservation impact.

Additional remarks: 

-Linked to NetBiome topics “conciliating conservation and sustainable management in support to sustainable dev.”-Multi-stakeholder,participative approaches-Remarquableco-management initiatives

Category of best practice: 

Biodiversity management (e.g. conservation ex situ and in situ, sustainable use and exploitation, rehabilitation, management of invasive species, pollutants, pesticides)

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Contact details: 

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Geographic region: 



Asia, Pacific