Research and investigation of various actions that can be taken to improve financial sustainability of MPAs to support important management, monitoring, and enforcement activities, and assessing the long term viability of those strategies. Potential actions being investigated include how MPAs may make more efficient use of available resources, how to they may increase revenue through various mechanisms, and other possible options that may improve financial sustainability. Special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean with detailed analysis of 6 MPAs in 3 countries. This work culminated in development of a replicable tool based on these case studies that other MPA managers can use to assess the financial sustainability of their own MPAs.
A comprehensive analysis of China's national network of Marine Protected Areas, including environmental and management analysis. In collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and funded by the Lenfest Ocean Program.
The Global Fund for Coral Reefs is a multi-partner blended finance vehicle that seeks to invest $625 million in conservation of coral reefs that have the potential to be resilient against impacts from climate. With colleagues at the Conservation Finance Alliance, John helped lead research and development of the fund's investment plan and continues to provide technical support. The fund's partners include Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Pegasus Capital, UNCDF, UNDP, and UNEP.
Victurine, R., Meyers, D., Bohorquez, J., Box, S., Blythe, J., Callow, M., Jupiter, S., Schweigart, K., Walsh, M., Bieri, T., Sustainable Financing for Coral Reefs. Vibrant Oceans Initiative, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY. March 2021. wcs.org/coral-finance-whitepaper
Zhao, Y., Pikitch, E., Frankstone, T., Bohorquez, J., Fang, X., Zheng, J., Li, Y., Chen, Z., Lin, W., Xue, G., 2022. Transition of China’s Marine Protected Areas since 2018. Marine Policy. 139 : 105040. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105040
Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., Jacquet, J., Sumaila, U.R., Nye, J., Pikitch, E.K., 2022, A New Tool to Evaluate, Improve, and Sustain Marine Protected Area Financing Built on a Comprehensive Review of Finance Sources and Instruments. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8(742846). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.742846/full
Bohorquez, J.J., Xue, G., Frankstone, T., Grima, M.M., Kleinhaus, K., Zhao, Y., Pikitch, E.K., 2021, China's little-known efforts to protect its marine ecosystems safeguards some habitats but omits others. Science Advances, 7(46), https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abj1569
Bohorquez, J.J., Bryce, B., Battacharyya, K., Leone, S.D., Bardoux, P., Philip, M., Grimsditch, G., Meyers, D., An Integrated Blended Finance Fund for Coral Reefs. 2021 YISF Symposium, Yale University. October 29th, 2021.
Besancon, C., Marcus, T., Bohorquez, J.,Meyers, D., 2021. Protected Area Finance Capacity Needs: Results of a Global Survey. Conservation Finance Alliance, Global Park Solutions.
Dvarskas, A., Bricker, S.B., Wikfors, G., Bohorquez, J.J., Dixon, M.S., Rose, J.M.*, 2020, Quantification and Valuation of Nitrogen Removal Services Provided by Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture at the Subwatershed Scale. Environmental Science & Technology https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.0c03066#
Meyers, D., Bohorquez, J., Cumming, T., Emerton, L., v.d. Heuvel, O., Riva, M., Swanson, E., and Victurne, R. Conservation Finance: A Framework. Conservation Finance Alliance, March 2020, www.cfalliance.org
Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., Pikitch, E., 2019. Categorizing Global MPAs: A cluster analysis approach. Marine Policy. 108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103663
Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., Pikitch, E., (2019) Filling the data gap – a pressing need for advancing MPA sustainable finance. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6:45. 1-14. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00045
Engle, C., Bohorquez, J.J., (2019), Mariculture, Economic and Social Impacts. in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128130810
Hoagland, P., Sumaila, U.R., Farrow, S., Bohorquez, J.J., (2019) Marine Protected Areas., in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128130810
Pikitch, E.K., Bohorquez, J.J., “An Analysis of China’s Marine Protected Areas.” The Lenfest Ocean Program. December 16th, 2021.
Bohorquez, J.J., “"Finanzas sostenibles para áreas marinas protegidas en Latino America y el Caribe con seis casos de estudios.”. Invited by Fondo Acción Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia. November 19th, 2021.
Meyers, D, Bohorquez, J.J., “An Integrated Blended Finance Fund for Coral Reefs”, Oral presentation and panel. 2021 YISF Annual Symposium, Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance, October 29, 2021
Bohorquez, J.J., “Developing a financial sustainability assessment tool for Marine Protected Areas." Virtual seminar, OCTO/OpenChannels, NOAA National MPA Center. December 8th, 2020. https://www.openchannels.org/webinars/2020/developing-financial-sustainability-assessment-tool-marine-protected-areas
Bohorquez, J.J., Pikitch, E.K., Dvarskas, A., “Financial Sustainability of Marine Protected Areas in Latin America and the Caribbean" Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York, NY. October 2020.
Bohorquez, J.J., Pikitch, E.K., Santora, C., “Lessons in Business Planning and Sustainable Finance from MPAs off Colombia’s Atlantic and Pacific Coasts”. Technical workshop, Effective Marine Protected Area Development and Implementation for Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 14, target 5, Inception Meeting. Hosted by the UN Environment Programme. Rome, Italy. December 17th 2019.
Bohorquez, J.J., “Contexto global de financiación de las áreas protegidas”, Foro: Sostenibilidad financiera del sistema nacional de áreas protegidas. Bogotá, Colombia, November 18th 2019.
Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., Pikitch, E., “Categorizing Global MPAs: A Cluster Analysis Approach”, Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York. New York, NY. October, 2019.
Pikitch, E., Bohorquez, J., “The Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program.” International Symposium on Assessing the Importance of Coastal Wetlands for Marine Ecosystems, Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Local Livelihoods in China, Shanghai, China, November 2018.
Dixon, M., Rose, J., Bohorquez, J., Bowgen, R., Wikfors, G., Dvarskas, A., “An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach to Valuing the Shellfish Resources of a Coastal Community: A Pilot Study in Greenwich, CT., USA.” 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Atlantic City, NJ, USA, August 2018.
Bohorquez, J., Dvarskas, A., Pikitch, E., “MPA costs and funding needs – a comparison against terrestrial PAs to guide advancements in MPA finance.” 5th International Marine Conservation Congress, Kuching, Malaysia, June 2018.
This fellowship was created by the American Fisheries Society in 2007 to honor the memory of Steven Berkeley, a dedicated fisheries scientist with a passionate interest in integrating the fields of marine ecology, conservation biology, and fisheries science to improve fisheries management.
Writing competition. Story titled: “The Many Faces of Marine Conservation – From a Remote Colombian Island to a Roman Boardroom in Three Days.” Re-published at https://sevenseasmedia.org/the-many-faces-of-marine-conservation-from-a-remote-colombian-island-to-a-roman-boardroom-in-3-days/
Given to a promising graduate student demonstrating excellence in academic achievement and undertaking a marine, terrestrial, groundwater, atmospheric pollution related or waste management research topic.
Intended to recognize outstanding research proposals and to encourage the career advancement of MS and PhD students working under the supervision of the faculty of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.
Presented to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding commitment and effectiveness in translating science to the public, using science to inform policy, and serving as “ambassadors” to the school’s mission.
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