Presented during the 2018 MedPAN experience sharing-workshop.
Bringing fishers to conservation actions, has improved both MPA performance and fisheries management. But this is a two-way channel, and science and management also can -and need to- address participation and co-development of solutions. After 50 years of Hardin’s paradigm described in “The tragedy of commons”, world-wide oceans still face the threat about how to organise, share and protect common goods in a sustainable way.
COBI has developed four building blocks to reverse the degradation of the marine environment and three transversal elements of our work (collective action, citizen science, and gender equality).
Contact: Inés López, COBI – community and biodiversity, Mexico (please contact MedPAN secretariat for details)