International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Expanding blue economy benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and ecosystem services by managing surf ecosystems

Project Objective

To demonstrate the critical role that the effective management of marine and coastal ecosystems surrounding surf breaks can play in protecting biodiversity and ecosystem function, and in generating blue economy benefits that will motivate further ecosystem conservation.

Marine Protected Areas

South America

General information
GEF ID 10931
Project type Medium-Size Project
Status active (Concept Approved)
Start Date 01 Jan 2020
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 2 000 000
Total Cost of the project: USD 5 786 576
Costa Rica , Panama , Peru , Regional

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)