Funds invested in the surveys and monitoring of marine protected areas


Funds and manpower should be invested to strengthen the publicity and education of marine protected areas so that fishermen and the general public can understand the functions and important values of marine protected areas. As mentioned above, it could strengthen the willingness to support the design and implementation of marine protected areas, and enhance public compliance concept.

Indicator Details

Original indicator name: Manpower, material resources and funds invested in the surveys and monitoring of marine protected areas


Marine protected areas

PSBR model type

Response (R)

Corresponding targets


14.5 By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Target 11 By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes.


We need to invest in research, monitoring, education, and promoting with manpower, material resources, and funds to obtain sufficient scientific data. Those data will help prove the effectiveness of marine protected areas, so that industry, government, academics, fishermen, and the general public can understand the importance of marine protected areas, further are willing to support the designation of marine protected areas and the implementation of the management, especially the operation and management of the community, to enhance people’s concept of compliance with the law.

Definition and Calculation

The relevant ministries and committees have provided related annual funds in their annual budgets, for research, monitoring, education, promoting, the manpower needed to implement the management of marine protected areas, and expenses for people to participate in seminars.


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Data Management Authorities

Ocean Conservation Administration, Marine National Park Headquarters, Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture

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Data Development Status