Building Financially Sustainable Marine Protected Areas
Posted by Joseph Ierna | Long Island, Bahamas
A big question in the ocean conservation world is: Who is going to pay for all these new, greatly needed marine protected areas? Governments, public, private, or world organizations? Ocean CREST Alliance’s answer to accomplish marine protected area success: We must design and operate them like any other successful business venture by factoring in financial sustainability from the beginning. Ocean CREST Alliance has developed a unique property and operations program that provides both a vehicle for marine protected areas to be financially sustainable while operating sustainably within Nature and the community that it serves.