Expert management plan drafting, adoption, implementation

Published: 03 June 2016
Last edited: 29 September 2021
Management plan drafted, discussed with government officials, and expeditiously implemented. Zoning dedicated largest portion of habitat as no-entry area, but also a peripheral portion of area to swimmer visits. Swimmers organised in groups of ≤10 with a certified guide. Maximum number of visitors/day established. 


Communication, outreach and awareness building
Enforcement and prosecution
Legal and policy frameworks, policy advocacy
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

Government intervention and facilitation, political will

Lessons learned

Strong political will cut corners and greatly helped effectiveness. Plans can be drafted also with poor data availability, with some use of precaution (the initial plan is still in force 13 years later, and results indicate it was effective).

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