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Enhancing social well being and economic prosperity by reinforcing the eFFECTIVEness of protection and restoration management in Mediterranean MPAs

Ecosystem-Based Management Systems (EBMS) are a holistic approach to managing natural resources, focusing on the entire ecosystem, including human interactions. EBMS aim to maintain ecosystems in a healthy, productive, and resilient state by integrating ecological, social, and economic factors into decision-making processes. This approach goes beyond traditional management methods by considering the complex interactions within an ecosystem, making it essential for sustainable development and conservation efforts.
At EFFECTIVE, we are leveraging EBMS to enhance our conservation strategies. By utilizing high-quality data from various environmental, biological, and socio-economic sources, we can develop adaptive management plans that address the needs of both ecosystems and human communities. This approach aligns with initiatives like NOAA’s Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEA), which support EBMS by synthesizing comprehensive data to inform policy and management decisions​ (Integrated Ecosystem Assessment)​​ (NOAA Fisheries)​.
Our commitment to EBMS allows us to better tackle challenges such as climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction. By implementing these systems, we ensure that our conservation efforts are scientifically robust and beneficial to the communities that depend on healthy marine ecosystems. Through EBMS, we aim to create sustainable solutions that protect marine biodiversity while supporting human activities and livelihoods.