Methods to implement the resilience principles are diverse, and unique to each location. Much of this toolkit focuses on building resilience into the design of MPA networks, as well as specific actions for coral reef managers. However, in most places, laying the groundwork for a resilience-based approach to management will help enhance the overall success of actions taken. It is important that politicians, decision-makers, and community members understand what is happening at a global and local scale, and why managers are reviewing and refining their existing management approaches.
Adaptive management is fundamental when managing for resilience, and the general public must be prepared for potential changes. This is difficult for any organization or group of people, and thus outreach in the early stages is critical. To create an enabling environment, it is essential to have political, legislative, and community support.
In the next two sections, we address how to build principles of resilience into public policy, and provide suggestions for working in your community to get the support needed to be successful.
Generic Resilience Introduction—Presentation that introduces resilience-based management, in a PowerPoint file that can be customized with local images and information (download PowerPoint, 1,636k)
Resilience Introduction—Sample annotated “Introduction to Resilience” PowerPoint presentation in PDF format (download pdf, 1,143k)