Marine Biodiversity Conservation in Aqaba

Brief/Background

Coral nursery established opposite to the visitor center at the marine park, May 24,2012
Coral nursery established opposite to the visitor center at the marine park, May 24,2012

 

The project aims at mainstreaming biodiversity conservation in order to promote more effective and integrated management of the coastal zone in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZA).

The four main components of the projects are:

  • Development and improvement of knowledge-management systems for coastal and marine biodiversity,
  • Promotion of biodiversity friendly investment and development,
  • Improving institutional capacity for integrated coastal zone management
  • Biodiversity conservation and coral reef protection.

What have we accomplished so far


Coral translocated and transplanted/fixed using marine cement at Al Mamlah/ marine park
  • Completion of the translocation of coral communities from the new location of the main port to the Marine Park
  • Developed the Capacity Development Plan for the institutions engaged in ICZM
  • Developed the "publicity strategy" that addressed the protection and sustaining marine and coastal environment in Aqaba

Expected outputs

  • Developing the marine and coastal biodiversity database with GIS support
  • Producing a ‘State of the Coast’ report that covers biodiversity conservation issues.
  • Evaluating Jordan’s marine biodiversity (Ecosystem services)
  • Developing a Marine Spatial Plan for the ASEZA
  • Implementing the coral tranlocation plan

Who Finances it?



2013
Donor name Amount contributed per year
UNDP $ 50,000
GEF $ 950,000
 

Delivery in previous fiscal year

 
Delivery
$ 185,000
 
Project Overview
Status:
active
Project start date:
June 2011
Estimated end date:
November 2014
Geographic coverage:
Aqaba
Focus Area:
Marine and Coastal Environment
Responsible Party:
UNDP/GEF
Implementing Partner:
Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority
Project Budget:
$ 100,000
Related documents

Projects Document

Project Brouchuer
Highlight:

The first evaluation mission of the trasnlocated coral confirmed a survival of more than 70 % of the corals.

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