WWF: Strengthening MPA management in Tanzania More Info
(c) Uwe Johannsen, WWF
WILDTRUST: Improving and expanding MPAs in the South-West Indian Ocean More Info (c) Roger de la Harpe Wildlife Conservation Society: Creating a network of MPAs in the Western Indian Ocean More Info (c) Markovina, WCS Wildlife Conservation Society: Scaling up MPAs in Melanesia More Info (c) Dr Alec Hughes, WCS Fauna & Flora International: Establishing a network of MPAs across São Tomé and Príncipe More Info (c) Markus Knigge, Blue Action Fund WWF: Safeguarding Primeiras and Segundas, Mozambique More Info (c) James Morgan, WWF-US Conservation International: Fishing for a prosperous future in the Eastern Tropical Pacific More Info (c) Juan Reece Rare: Network of community-managed MPAs, Mozambique More Info (c) Rare Wildlife Conservation Society: Expanding and improving marine conservation in Myanmar More Info (c) Eleanor Briggs YKAN/TNC: Protecting the globally significant marine biodiversity of Indonesia’s Bird’s Head Seascape (c) Awaludinnoer, YKAN Fauna & Flora International: Strengthening MPAs, fisheries governance and coastal community livelihoods in Cambodia (c) Jeremy Holden, Fauna & Flora International

Blue Action Fund’s Grant Programme supports projects that are implemented by national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in their efforts to conserve the ocean and improve the livelihoods of coastal communities in developing countries.

Impact – Making a Difference

Overall impact of Blue Action Fund's Grant Programme

Beneficiaries

 

Marine protected areas (MPAs)

MPAs managed more effectively (km2)

 

New MPAs (km2)

 

Budget

Blue Action Fund funding: 29,029,631 €
Match funding: 10,271,234 €

Total 39,300,865 €

Grants

 

Countries

 

Where We Work

Open Projects

Closed Projects

List of Grants

GranteeTitleMore InformationCountry/iesAmount awarded (€)Match funding (€)StatusProject startProject endCall for Proposal
Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN)/TNCImproving MPAs and community livelihoods in IndonesiaIndonesia2,689,551 895,592 Open12/202005/2025East Asian Seas (2019)
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)Strengthening MPAs in CambodiaCambodia3,040,007 1,600,027 Open10/202009/2025East Asian Seas (2019)
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)Expanding and improving marine conservation in MyanmarView PDFMyanmar3,000,000648,539Open09/202008/2025East Asian Seas (2019)
WWFScaling-up protection of Quirimbas National Park, MozambiqueView PDFMozambique34,54817,821Closed11/201906/2020Western Indian Ocean (2018)
WWFStrengthening MPA management in TanzaniaView PDFTanzania3,057,5711,002,022Open08/201907/2024Western Indian Ocean (2018)
Wildlands Conservation Trust (WILDTRUST)Improving and expanding MPAs in the South-West Indian Ocean View PDFSouth Africa and Mozambique2,997,9951,207,030Open06/201907/2023Western Indian Ocean (2018)
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)Creating a network of MPAs in the Western Indian OceanView PDFKenya, Madagascar, and Tanzania2,920,673959,250Open05/201907/2023Western Indian Ocean (2018)
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)Scaling up MPAs in MelanesiaView PDFFiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands2,712,9031,070,770Open01/201912/2021Small Island Developing States (2017)
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)Establishing a network of MPAs across São Tomé and PríncipeView PDFSão Tomé and Príncipe1,941,308648,288Open10/201809/2023Small Island Developing States (2017)
WWFSafeguarding Primeiras and Segundas, MozambiqueView PDFMozambique2,250,000753,692Open08/201808/2022Inception Pilot (2016)
Conservation International (CI)Fishing for a prosperous future in the Eastern Tropical PacificView PDFCosta Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador2,750,000922,200Open04/201803/2021Inception Pilot (2016)
RareNetwork of community-managed MPAs, MozambiqueView PDFMozambique1,635,075546,003Open03/201806/2021Inception Pilot (2016)
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