Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL) Project in Tonga

  • Tonga
  • Pacific

ENTRY DATE: 09.03.2012 | LAST UPDATE: 09.03.2012

SCALE:

  • Countrywide

TARGET AREA:

  • Rural

BEST PRACTICE IN:

  • Project Implementation

KEY SECTOR:

  • Coastal Zone Management

FUNDING AMOUNT:

Description of Intervention

In 2010, Tonga was represented by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change in an induction workshop meeting in the Solomon Islands. The purpose of this meeting was to develop a strategic planning framework and budgeting for MESCAL in the Pacific. Tonga is currently developing its Annual Working Programme (AWP) and Implementation Plan (IP) required for the project. The MESCAL Project is planning to start in March 2011. Effective mangrove conservation in Tonga is hampered by lack of basic information. Such information is fundamental to the identification of priority for the development of the implementation plans. In the absence of such information, it will be very difficult to achieve mangrove conservation.

Problems to be Addressed

Coastal protection

Aims

To help PICs to manage mangrove and associated coastal ecosystems to build and increase resilience to specific potential consequences of climate change and extreme events

Objectives

• Baseline Scientific surveys;
• Governance, policy framework and engagements of stakeholders;
• Conservation/ restoration work on a specific demonstration site; and
• Awareness and capacity building exercises and activities.

How it fits into the EbA concept

• Sustainable management, conservation, and restoration of mangrove ecosystems; and
• Biodiversity conservation, sustainable livelihood development and coastal management.

Relevant Publications

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