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Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos Marine Protected Area, Honduras R.J. Payne Lakehead University Ocean Mana...
Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Background </li><ul><li>The MPA
The Garifuna People
The Agencies </li></ul><li>Three Tourism Development Cases
Emerging Issues </li></ul>
 
Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The MPA </li><ul><li>Cayo Me...
Management plan, 2004: find economic activities for local people </li></ul>
Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Background </li><ul><li>The Garifuna People </li></ul></ul><u...
Culturally different from other Hondurans; economically disadvantaged
Largely dependent on subsistence fishing for their livelihoods
Most affected by MPA establishment </li></ul></ul></ul>
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  1. 1. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos Marine Protected Area, Honduras R.J. Payne Lakehead University Ocean Management Research Network Conference University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario October 21 – 24, 2009
  2. 2. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Background </li><ul><li>The MPA
  3. 3. The Garifuna People
  4. 4. The Agencies </li></ul><li>Three Tourism Development Cases
  5. 5. Emerging Issues </li></ul>
  6. 7. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The MPA </li><ul><li>Cayo Menor, Cayo Mejor and 13 smaller coral cays; Area: 489.5 sq. kms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Established 1993, by off-shore NGOs; under Honduras, 2002; HCRF manages until 2013
  7. 8. Management plan, 2004: find economic activities for local people </li></ul>
  8. 9. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Background </li><ul><li>The Garifuna People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Descendents of slaves brought from Africa
  9. 10. Culturally different from other Hondurans; economically disadvantaged
  10. 11. Largely dependent on subsistence fishing for their livelihoods
  11. 12. Most affected by MPA establishment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Background </li><ul><li>The Agencies </li><ul><li>Honduran Coral Reef Foundation (cayoscochinos.org) </li><ul><li>CCMPA manager </li></ul><li>Operation Wallacea (opwall.com) </li><ul><li>UK conservation organization; proponent of co-operative development model </li></ul><li>Groupo de Apoyo al Desarollo (GAD) </li><ul><li>Local capacity building NGO </li></ul><li>Nature Conservancy, WWF </li><ul><li>Junior partners </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Three Tourism Development Cases </li><ul><li>Restaurant and Accommodation on Chachauate Cay </li><ul><li>1 st development
  14. 15. Four rooms
  15. 16. Tourism operators from La Ceiba stop off at Chachauate </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Three Tourism Development Cases </li><ul><li>Restaurant and Accommodation at East End, Cochinos Mejor </li><ul><li>2 nd development
  17. 18. 1 large room (dormitory style)
  18. 19. restaurant </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Three Tourism Development Cases </li><ul><li>Rio Esteban Dive and Eco-Centre </li><ul><li>Proposed
  20. 21. Location
  21. 22. Finance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul><li>Emerging Issues </li><ul><li>Capacity building: GAD's role
  23. 24. Institutional Strengthening: Co-operative principles and operation
  24. 25. Marketing: </li><ul><li>Promotion: e.g., Lonely Planet
  25. 26. Market segments: backpacker -> ecotourist </li></ul><li>Effectiveness: OpWall's role (undergraduate and
  26. 27. graduate students) </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA End/Fin
  28. 29. Tourism and Local Benefits in the Cayos Cochinos MPA <ul>References </ul>Bown, N., 2007. Field Season Report 2007: Socioeconomic and Governance Objectives of the Cayos Cochinos Marine Protected Area (CCMPA) Management Plan . Newcastle, UK: Operation Wallacea. Brondo, K. and Woods, L., 2007. Garifuna land rights and ecotourism as economic development in Honduras’ Cayos Cochinos Marine Protected Area. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology , 3 (1), pp. 2-18. Clifton, J., 2003. Prospects for co-management in Indonesia’s marine protected areas. Marine Policy 27 , pp. 389–395. Key, C., 2002. The political economy of the transition from fishing to tourism, in Placencia, Belize. International Review of Modern Sociology, 30 , (1), pp. 1-17. Wiskerke, J., Bock, B., Stuiver, M. and Renting, H., Environmental co-operatives as a new mode of rural governance. NJAS – Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 51 , (1-2), pp. 9-25.
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