MPA Investment Framework and Financing Strategy

The objective of the project was to develop an investment framework and financing strategy for all MPAs in the Republic of Mauritius, using a participatory and consultative approach to ensure that all relevant stakeholders views were taken into consideration. The project required a review of relevant previous national projects, including the Protected Areas Network (PAN) and the MPA Partnerships Project, as well as drawing from experience of the Financing of Protected Areas in the Western Indian Ocean (Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa) and selected SIDS (e.g. Seychelles). The focus of the assignment was then to develop financing mechanisms for Cost Recovery (including entrance fees to protected areas, and other means for the funding of recurrent costs) while also making effective proposals for the setting up of the MPA Fund.