Building Marine Protected Area Management Capacity in South America

Story from Irina Montenegro, WWF Chile 

In August 2017, 16 representatives from 11 government institutions participated in the first pilot course of the Regional School of Managers of Marine Protected Areas. During the course, participants learned about planning and evaluation tools for managing Marine Protected Areas in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, and learned how to apply elements of the Open Standards to project design.

This initiative was articulated by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence. The course was developed by the Wildlife Conservation Society of Chile, WWF Chile, and the Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina and convened by the National Parks of Argentina, the Ministry of the Environment of Chile, and the Ministry of Housing, Territorial Planning and Environment of Uruguay. Learn more in Spanish here.

Participants from the first course offered at the Regional School of Managers of Marine Protected Areas in Chile, August 2017. Photo by WWF-Chile