Locally-Managed Marine Area Network (LMMA)
Founded in 2000, the LMMA Network is a group of practitioners throughout the Indo-Pacific who have joined together to support effective community-driven coastal resource management by enabling effective learning, policy support and institutional development. Network communities, NGOs, government, universities and others share experiences and lessons learned, and seek information and best practices from across the Network to apply to their own sites. The Network also seeks to learn which conditions and factors, when using an LMMA strategy work, do not work, and why.
The Network empowers communities to be more effective stewards of their environment through training, peer-to-peer learning, and development and dissemination of relevant, user-friendly material. To support LMMAs globally, the LMMA Network also provides outreach and services beyond the Pacific region.