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Designing Effective Locally Managed Areas in Tropical Marine Environments: A Facilitator’s Guide to Help Sustain Community Benefits Through Management for Fisheries, Ecosystems, and Climate Change

Gombos, M., Atkinson, S., Green, A., & Flower, K. (Eds.). 2013. Designing Effective Locally Managed Areas in Tropical Marine Environments: A Facilitator’s Guide to Help Sustain Community Benefits Through Management for Fisheries, Ecosystems, and Climate Change. Jakarta, Indonesia and USAID Coral Triangle Support Partnership.

This visual guide was developed to help improve the design of Locally Managed Areas (LMAs). It is designed for use with the community and comes with or without the facilitator’s notes. It was designed for the Micronesia region but can easily be applied in other parts of the region.

Specifically, this guide will support facilitation of community processes for LMAs including: (A) outreach to understand key ecological and social factors that contribute to healthy and abundant resources, and the latest science-based recommendations for managing resources so they are healthy, abundant, and resilient; and (B) planning steps to develop zones and rules for LMAs that will help to build long-term healthy, abundant, and resilient coastal and marine resources.