The Marine Ecosystems Protected Area Trust Fund (MEPA Trust) is a National Protected Area Trust Fund (NPATF).
Their aim is to provide a sustainable flow of funds which will enable the Trust to support the long-term management and expansion of Antigua and Barbuda’s areas of land and/or sea. These funds are specifically dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and natural resources and other activities that contribute substantially to the conservation, protection and maintenance of biodiversity.
This Caribbean-regional project aims to promote sustainable environmental management by:
• Generating regular, predictable funding streams for the long-term management and expansion of marine and coastal protected areas in the Caribbean region to support the protection and maintenance of biodiversity and natural resources;
• Designing and implementing new revenue streams that will supplement existing conservation funding flows and matching funds for ongoing sources, including the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF); and
• Demonstrating good management practices in protected areas in Antigua and in Barbuda