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LAB SITE

Kuriat, TUNISIA

Support NGO for the co-management of an MPA

Environmental description
The establishment of a MPA covering the Kuriat islands is in progress. It is composed of two flat islands sheltering rich biodiversity in the Gulf of Monastir. They are one of the rare recurrent laying sites of the Mediterranean loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). The archipelago also hosts the threatened Noble Pen Shell (Pinna nobilis), currently under a great crisis, large populations of cephalopods, Posidonia meadows, Cystoseira marine algae forests, and sponge gardens.

blueseeds mission

BlueSeeds is providing technical support and is developing a specific training program for Notre Grand Bleu (NGB), a local NGO that is very active in the implementation of effective conservation measures in the Kuriat Islands. They are leading the first co-management body in Tunisia for a future MPA.

Main territorial challenges

blueseeds
intervention
SUPPORT

focus

main
stakeholders
Notre Grand Bleu Association

DIAGNOSIS

Status of the 6 pillars of sustainability
of the future MCPA of the Kuriat islands

May
Diagnosis
October
Business plan elaboration
2019
1
2
3
4
2018
July
Theory of change and Business model
October
Diagnosis

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  • Elaboration of a business plan for NGB activities to ask for funds from CEPF and MedFund
  • Development of tools to strenghten internal management
  • Development of partnerships with other Tunisian associations (CEPF programme)

Next steps

  • Development of a business plan for the new headquartes and sea turtle recovery center