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LAB SITE

Kas Kekova, TURKEY

Development of an action plan for eco-mooring implementation

Environmental description
Kas Kekova Marine Protected Area is located in the Southwest of Turkey, at the west of Antalya province. The MPA has an area of 166 km2 with no-fishing zones. Kas Kekova is a hotspot for tourism in Turkey.

blueseeds mission

At the end of its first field mission, BlueSeeds realized a diagnosis of the many limits to sustainable marine conservation activities of the area, and proposed an integrated action plan to address them. BlueSeeds works with WWF-Turkey and local stakeholders to decrease impact of mass tourism and explored alternative income-generating opportunities for fishermen.

Main territorial challenges

blueseeds
intervention
SOLUTIONS

focus

MAIN
STAKEHOLDERS
WWF Turkey, NGO AKD, KAS TOURISM ASSOCIATION

DIAGNOSIS

Status of the 6 pillars of sustainability
of conservation measures managed by ERA

May
Identification of financial needs with WWF Turkey
2019
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2018
NOVEMBER
Action plan elaboration for eco-mooring implementation with WWF
  • Development of a global approach for eco-mooring
  • Reviving of the tourism label
  • Contract of WWF-SSF for a support on financial mechanism development
  • Raising interest in Blue Local Incubator among local stakeholders

Next steps

  • Development of a business plan for the MPA
  • Development of an Action Plan to implement and manage a one hundred eco-moorings in the MPA