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Enabling Protected Area Status for Grand Police on Mahe, Seychelles
Grantee Name: 
MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY SEYCHELLES
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$84,365
DATES
Apr 2018
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May 2019
Stats
Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$84,365
DATES
Apr 2018
-
May 2019

Build on a previous CEPF small grant which enabled a full biodiversity assessment of the Grand Police wetland area, a site for which development of a resort and marina was initially planned. The biological assessment demonstrated the importance of the site and resulted in government commitment to protect area. The project will enable urgent action for interim protection of site against dumping and poaching, and in parallel work with the government and local communities to prepare all the documentation for the nomination of the site as a Protected Area.

Strategic Direction: 1 Empower local communities to protect and manage biodiversity in priority key biodiversity areas.