South Asia : Maldives
Year completed: 2003
Socio-economic assessment and monitoring of coral reef resources at Vaavu Atoll, Maldives
Adapt and implement a protocol suitable to local circumstances for obtaining socio-economic data from Vaavu atoll; Undertake a preliminary phase to review secondary data sources and consult with local stakeholders to identify priority resource use issues,
monitoring parameters and appropriate methodology in order to focus
monitoring activities; Help to incorporate reef users concern into management process; Assess the effect of current management measures on reef users; Make available the structure and design of monitoring activities and resultant information and recommendations to existing or planned
coastal resources management, biodiversity and protected area projects in Maldives; Provide information and recommendations to on-going biophysical monitoring program; Raise community level awareness of status and value of coral reef resources and related management issues.