Last Wednesday we launched the project called “Preparation of a Technical Assessment, Law Initiative, RAMSAR Information Sheet and Master Plan for the conservation of the Sipacate-Naranjo sea-coastal area”.  This project is led by the Private Institute for Climate Change Research, ICC, and funded by the Global Environment Fund, GEF, through the United Nations Development Program UNDP.

Launching stage consisted of a field visit from the consultant team to the work area in order to become familiar with the location, infrastructure, access routes and logistics to perform the investigation.

The main purpose of this project is to prepare the management tools for the Sipacate Naranjo conservation area including its land and sea territory, to guide, organize and establish the basis for its sustainable management in the future and along with its conservation management category.

ICC’s specialists that are taking part in this project are: Oscar Gonzalez, leader of the team, Gonzalo Lopez, specialist in Geographic Information System for the project and Melany Ramirez, technical assistant for the flora component and field support.

During the first year, the project will produce the Technical Study, Law Initiative and the RAMSAR technical sheet for the Sipacate-Naranjo conservation area. The Master Plan for Conservation will be prepared in 2017.

We will also work along with the MARN, CONAP, DIPESCA/MAGA, INFOM, PNUD and some other key parties such as INAB, OCRET, municipal authorities, communities and private sector, among others.

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