Coral Reef InitiativeS for the Pacific (CRISP) - (2002-2011)

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Regional Program endorsed by ICRI
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The Coral Reef InitiativeS for the Pacific (CRISP) came about through France’s political commitment to contribute to the development of the region’s island nations and to promote integration of the French overseas territories into their regional environment. This initiative was set up by the Agence française de Développement (French Development Agency − AFD) as part of an inter-ministerial approach that began in 2002 and then several other partners joined the project. Its goals were to:

  • improve knowledge about the biodiversity, current status and functioning of coral reefs;
  • conduct operations to protect and manage coral ecosystems on a broad scale;
  • promote economic potential based on the biodiversity and use values of coral ecosystems;
  • share information and knowledge, build capacities and manage local, national and international networks.

The programme spanned a period of six years from 2005 to 2010 with more than 17 countries involved to varying degrees along with a large range of political, funding and technical partners. Support from AFD (5 M€) and the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) (2 M€) made it possible to get funding from numerous other partners, e.g. AusAID, NZAID, French Pacific Fund, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CI, WWF, resulting in an overall amount for the programme of some 15 M€.

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Last Updated: 9 March 2014