Saba Bank National Park

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Chapter 7. MONITORING AND EVALUATION

In general, describe how the nominated site addresses monitoring and evaluation


The Saba Bank Management Unit steering group, consisting of representatives of the Ministry of EL&I, the island government and the Saba Conservation Foundation, meets twice a year to set the work program and evaluate its implementation;

Twice a year the SBMU reports to the steering group and to the EEZ Committee;

Every two years the work programme will be evaluated externally;

Management of the Saba Bank national Park will be subject to evaluation based on the yearly "Management Success" format developed by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), providing indicators of efforts and effective direction of those efforts towards identified threats.

Monitoring, both fisheries dependent and independent, will provide clear indications of effectiveness of co-management with the fishermen and provide directions to adjust the management

 

 

 

 

What indicators are used to evaluate management effectiveness and conservation success, and the impact of the management plan on the local communities


Indicators by category Comments
Evaluation of management effectiveness
effort direction indicator of percentage of effort directed at specified threats and other management objectives, allowing redirection of efforts if necessary
Evaluation of conservation measures on the status of species populations within and around protected area
fisheries landings will provide indications of sustainability of fishing pressure and will allow adjustment of fishery regulatons
conch densities will show rate of recovery of conch populations
Evaluation of conservation measures on the status of habitats within and around the protected area
coral health
Evaluation of conservation measures on the status of ecological processes within and around the protected area
none unclear what is meant with ecological processes
Evaluation of the impact of the management plan on the local communities
number of attendance at yeraly public presentations Yearly presentations will be provided to the community on the status of the Saba Bank. The interest in these presentations will give an indication of the local impact of the management