Blue Fund
Costa Rica

The Blue Fund Costa Rica is a joint fundraising strategy between the Government of Costa Rica, Forever Costa Rica Association, Re:wild, Bezos Earth Fund, Moore Foundation and Wyss Foundation.

This financial mechanism complements the country’s marine and coastal conservation efforts.

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Marine Protected Areas Costa Rica map

30% marine protection

In 2021, Costa Rica achieved the global goal of 30% marine protection .

This initiative is part of the country’s efforts to fulfill its commitment to marine biodiversity conservation as part of the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by Costa Rica, France, and the United Kingdom.

Blue Fund Costa Rica

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Initial fund amount

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Fundraising goal

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Duration

Effective management

To effectively manage the 30% of protected marine territory, mechanisms and financial resources are required, as well as collaboration between the public, private and civil society sectors.

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Strategic lines of action

The Blue Fund Costa Rica will implement projects through calls for proposals, through non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academia, the private sector or consortiums, in these strategic lines of action:

1. Management effectiveness

Implementation of management plans, control and surveillance activities, monitoring and research, and adaptation to climate change.

2. Blue economy

 

Sustainable use of marine resources, responsible fishing, sustainable tourism, transformation of fishing gear and practices.

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92% of Costa Rica is sea

Costa Rica is home to 3.5% of the world’s reported marine species 1, including 85 endemic species, and has 23 marine protected areas of various management categories totaling more than 165,000 km2.

Governance Structure

Forever Costa Rica, within the framework of its public-private partnership with the Government of Costa Rica, will manage the financial resources of the Blue Fund Costa Rica, under the following structure:

Donors Council

Donors

Decide investment amounts, revise commitments and priorities 

Oversight Committee

MINAE-SINAC, Incopesca, Donors

Select call for proposals’ funding priorities.

Advisory Council

Government institutions, academia, NGOs

 

Provide recommendations and technical advice.

Blue Fund Costa Rica

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Revertir la pérdida de biodiversidad marina, fortalecer los ecosistemas y mantener la salud de los océanos a largo plazo exige esfuerzos importantes y acciones inmediatas. Únase a nosotros para continuar construyendo este fondo, para ayudar a mantener nuestros océanos para siempre.

During March and April please send notifications through email and contact us at +506 8652-4860. We are getting ready to receive you in our new home.

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