These critical habitats face challenges such as over exploitation, conversion/destruction to the habitats and pollution of marine resources either from the community living in the area or by perpetrators coming from outside of the area.
The Establishment of A New Marine Protected Area
This is in accordance with the mandate of the CBD that each country needs to allocate 10% of the water area (32.5 million Ha) as protected areas.
Facilitating Effective Management of The Existing MPAs
By raising the community awareness about the value of conservation for livelihood and engaging the community in conservation work , especially with the female groups (Sasi), youth and indigenous community.