Ecosystem-Based Management
Climate Change, Public Policies and Regulations


Marine and coastal areas are complex systems in which different interests, uses, activities and actors all interact, exerting constant pressure over natural resources. In essence, we seek to generate local planning processes, opening up instances for collective participation and reflection that may allow people to comprehend and consider the different dimensions (cultural, environmental, economic, etc.) manifested in their territories.

Through this participative approach, we aim to move towards territorial regulation that involves the commitment of communities and helps to safeguard the biocultural resources present in the coastal and marine areas. In addition, we accompany community strengthening processes, offering tools oriented towards empowering instances for community design and decision-making, with the objective of strengthening the role of local communities in safeguarding their rights and their coastal marine heritage.

(PHOTOGRAPH: Information collecting process, through participative cartography and final maps.)