YSLME Releases the Marine Protected Area Network Development Training Toolkit

The UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project releases another training module – designing a network of marine protected areas for the Yellow Sea based on the principles of biophysical connectivity, an MPA network developing training toolkit for use of practitioners within and beyond the Yellow Sea.

The training toolkit was compiled by Ms. Rocío Lozano-Knowlton, Executive Director of MERITO Foundation, and Ms. Anne Walton, former Director of NOAA ONMS International MPA Capacity Building Program, based on the training materials prepared by them and used in the 1st regional workshop on designing a network of MPAs for the YSLME held in Seocheon, RO Korea, on 23-27 July 2018 supported by the UNDP/GEF Phase II Project in partnership with the National Marine Biodiversity Institute and Korea Marine Management Corporation of RO Korea.

This toolkit contains the design principles, theories, tools and approaches for managing impacts on species and habitats, models for the MPA network, and steps for designing a functional MPA Network for the YSLME.

This toolkit is meant to provide a consolidated framework for MPA practitioners and associated working groups of the YSLME Phase II Project to continue to collaboratively establish a functional network of MPAs based on biophysical connectivity contextualized to the YSLME.


Attachment: The UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project MPA Network Development Training Toolkit