In Brief

Welcome to the website of the Ocean Governance project. This project built links between marine protected areas in the Atlantic basin and South-East Asia for the benefit of wildlife conservation and local economies. The project brought together partners from North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. It was funded by the European Union and lasted for 4 years.

Ocean governance is about taking a coordinated approach to tackle major challenges that face the world’s oceans, seas and coastal areas: over-fishing, climate change, acidification, pollution, biodiversity decline and ecosystem degradation. The project carried out site restoration works in South East Asia. In and between the Atlantic and South-East Asia, it built ‘twinning partnerships’, groups of marine protected area managers and other experts coming together to work on topics of shared interest (such as whale conservation or coastal resilience) to build skills and understanding and deliver more effective management of the marine environment.

Images: (top) Children swimming in Malaysia. Credit: Yen YiLee. (right) Turtle, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit: Jayne Jenkins.
Images: (top) Children swimming in Malaysia. Credit: Yen YiLee. (right) Turtle, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Credit: Jayne Jenkins.