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has been active in
Central America since 1997 with a Belize-based programme (www.wriscs.org).
Based on the experience of this programme, the management team are now
investigating possibilities for developing a regional-scale project.
This move will open the opportunities proven by the Belize programme to
fellow scientists in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa
An application for funding has now been made to the European Union 'Environment in Developing Countries' budget line; other funding initiatives may follow.
|Before making applications for funding, the WRIScS team has invited stakeholders to become involved in the design of the project. This is to ensure that any support for coastal environmental management in the region is in step with local situations and ambitions. The expertise that WRIScS can bring to bear on problems is specific AND capable of being focused; it is critical that this resource dovetails with the needs of current regional activity.|
web-site is a key element in the consultation process. Although there is
e-mailing of information and opinions between participants, this site
provides a parallel resource where:
It is hoped that a good dialogue will ensue, and that even if the new WRIScS programme does not come to full fruition, the discussions that have taken place will have been of value!
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