Ban Don Bay Conservation Network Meeting
Encouraging community networking was an important strategy for building participatory mangrove and coastal resource management capacity in the Ban Don Bay area. Working together as a network with efficient management helped to empower local communities to negotiate and find better ways to solve their problems. The Ban Don Bay fishing communities represented 7 districts that have been working together on coastal resource conservation and management for at least 7 years.
The BDCN has been conducting network meetings among communities on the 17th of the every month. The meetings have allowed community members to share and discuss their problems and find solutions concerning coastal resource management. The meetings were also an opportunity to monitor the situation and make progress working together, not only among the communities, but also with local partners, both private and governmental.