Molinière - Beauséjour MPA

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Chapter 7. MONITORING AND EVALUATION

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


The MPA has a marine biologist on staff that is responsible for conducting all the biophysical monitoring of critical habitat and species within the MPA. There is also an ongoing socioeconomic monitoring program that utilizes Caribbean SocMon as it monitoring protocol.

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
How is My MPA Doing This is a scorecard that is completed biannually by the board of directors to determine how effective the management interventions were in helping to achieve the goals and objectives of the MPA.
Evaluation of conservation measures on the status of species populations within and around protected area
Reef Check Looks at abundance and size classes of fish and other key indicator species.
Modified AGRRA looks at the abundance of fish and invertebrates on the coral reef (i.e. live coral cover).
Evaluation of conservation measures on the status of habitats within and around the protected area
AGRRA & Reef Check These methodologies assess the status of the coral reef system within the MPA.
Evaluation of conservation measures on the status of ecological processes within and around the protected area
Reef Check Looks at the overall health of the entire coral reef eco-system
Modified AGRRA Coral reef survey that provides an overview of the health of the coral reef system.
Evaluation of the impact of the management plan on the local communities
Caribbean SocMon This is a socioeconomic monitoring protocol that is utilized to assess the impact of the MPA on the livelihoods of adjacent communities