CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT IN THE PACIFIC
The Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Area Community (PIMPAC) was established in 2005 as a long term capacity development program and social network of site based managers, non-governmental organizations, local communities, federal, state, and territorial agencies, and other stakeholders working together to collectively enhance the effective area-based management in the US Pacific Flag Islands and Freely Associated States of Micronesia. To do this PIMPAC supports capacity building for ecosystem-based management approaches, which integrate land and sea connections as well as human dimensions into management planning and activities. Examples of this scope include ridge to reef management, marine and/or terrestrial protected areas, and community based locally managed areas. PIMPAC's three main goals include: 1) develop model sites that are effectively planned, monitored, evaluated, and managed adaptively, 2) develop jurisdictional teams with core competencies to carry out effective management, and 3) institutionalize trainings in the region to support long term access to skills building for current and future area based managers. PIMPAC uses four types of activities to reach its goals: 1) Training and Technical Support, 2) Learning Exchanges, 3) Partnership Building, and 4) Communications/ Information Sharing. When implementing these activities, PIMPAC focuses on: adaptive management planning, biological monitoring and socio-economic monitoring enforcement, climate change adaptation and watershed management.
Lameier, M. J., NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program and National Marine Fisheries Service, USA, email@example.com
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