Habitat Conservation & Restoration Team (HCRT) of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA)
Governor’s Action Plan II Action Item: H-2, Policy Changes
Building upon the existing system of laws, policies and institutions, the project team, made up of The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA), are working to develop a well-reasoned strategy for enhanced collaboration between Mexico and the United States toward habitat conservation and restoration goals and actions.
They are developing this strategy by investigating and analyzing the US and Mexican laws, policies and institutions available and needed to achieve the goals and actions of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Habitat Conservation and Restoration Team (HCRT). They will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current framework for achieving stewardship goals by analyzing the relevant legal structures, management plans, activities, regional development goals and regional funding programs.
The final report is now available and will help decision makers understand opportunities for, and obstacles to, collaborative habitat conservation and restoration; provide guidance on what a Mexican Gulf Alliance could entail and steps to achieve such an alliance; and serve as a compendium of Mexican and US laws, policies and institutions related to Gulf of Mexico coastal habitat conservation and restoration.