Capacity building on MPA regulations

Published: 15 October 2015
Last edited: 12 February 2020

Capacity building measures include training for federal inspectors, fisheries officers, naval forces and park rangers. This includes training on and dissemination of Protected Area regulations for both users of and staff monitoring the Protected Areas.


Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • Clear and precise information
  • Regular trainings
  • Evaluation and follow-up
  • Creating trust

Lessons learned

  • The authorities responsible for surveillance and enforcement are interested in detailed information about the protected areas, so the trainings are always well attended. #
  • Evaluation on the knowledge before and after the training workshops allows the identification of knowledge gaps and documentation of progress. It is important to have regular evaluations in order to ensure participants understand and remember key information.
  • It is helpful to use personal accounts and explanations in addition to technical documents.
  • Integrating an exercise or using video material ensures active particpation.
  • Coastal fishermen are not very familiar with the use of maps, so other means to convey information about management plans must be developed.