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The Caribbean Sea provides food, energy, jobs and recreation and must be managed for these multiple objectives and uses. By planning for such, we hope to conserve and restore at a much larger scale, reduce conflicts and enable sustainable resource use and development.  Within the Conservancy, the Caribbean is a North America priority site for the concept termed Integrated Ocean Management (IOM).  The Caribbean is also a priority oceanscape within the Global Ocean Solutions IOM Conservation Business Plan.   

The IOM concept in the Caribbean will include a major focus on the networks of marine protected areas or coastal and marine area based management.  IOM will also include marine spatial planning (MSP).  The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) is also in alignment with the above plans for large-scale transformation in conservation and restoration. 

For comments/questions regarding the CCI, please contact:

Sheldon Cohen

Director of External Affairs, Caribbean Program
The Nature Conservancy - Worldwide Office
Mobile Phone: +1-301-717-7976


Updated June 9, 2014