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SKN Marine Management Area & Habitat Monitoring Officer participates in OECS Marine Biodiversity Workshop

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by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Tricia King, Marine Management Area and Habitat Monitoring Officer from St. Kitts and Nevis, attended the three-day BioSPACE Marine Biodiversity Training Workshop hosted in Dominica, which ended on April 20.

King shared her experience with marine, mammal and bird strandings with participants of the Training Workshop.

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Participants of the Workshop, at its conclusion, visited Scott’s Head and Scotts Head Marine Reserve in Dominica to increase awareness of threats to marine conservation, including Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), which is destroying stony coral in the region.

The EU-funded programme seeks to develop a marine conservation action plan to preserve these creatures in the OECS Member States.

The Training Workshop works in conjunction with the Biodiversity Support Programme for ACP Coastal Environments (BioSPACE) is a five-year EU-funded project to strengthen the capacity to manage and sustainably use coastal marine resources in the region targeting youth groups and students to inspire the leaders of tomorrow to preserve marine ecosystems for future generations.

The Biodiversity training workshop on Marine Biodiversity Conservation in the OECS helped participants to:

  • Understand Marine Biodiversity,

  • Discuss the threats,

  • Identify conservation actions that can address the threats,

  • Discuss the role of marine biodiversity in the promotion of the blue economy,

  • Develop a marine conservation action plan.

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