Florida – Monitoring Reef Resilience

Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change in the Florida Reef Tract Location Florida Reef Tract, Florida, USA The challenge Climate change and a range of human activities threaten the natural resilience of coral reef ecosystems. Reef resilience is the ability to resist...

Malaysia – MPA Management

Eco-tourism Supports Marine Conservation Area in Malaysia Location Sabah, Malaysia The challenge The islands and surrounding waters off the coast of Sandakan in northeast Sabah, Malaysia are home to 500 species of reef fish, 300 species of corals, 25 species of...

Coral Triangle – Tourism & Recreation

Reducing Local and Direct Environmental Impacts Associated with Diving and Snorkelling Tourism Activities to Increase Reef Resilience Location Green Fins is currently active in six countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, The Maldives, The Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam...

Seychelles – Fisheries Management

Making Use of Acoustic Telemetry to Improve Management of Spawning Aggregation Fishery in the Seychelles Location Praslin Island, Seychelles The challenge Understanding the behavior of threatened species can increase the effectiveness of conservation efforts and...

Seychelles – Coral Restoration

Reef Rescuers: Coral Gardening as an MPA Management Tool Location Cousin Island Special Reserve, Seychelles The challenge In 1998, the mass coral bleaching event, caused by the coupling of El Nino and the Indian Ocean Dipole, severely affected the reefs of the...

Belize – Community Engagement

Freshwater Cup Soccer and Environmental Competition Builds Reef Stewardship in Belize Location Toledo District, Belize The challenge Belize is well known for its incredible biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine. In the Toledo District in southern Belize, the Maya...

Belize – Community Engagement

Community Researcher Program Builds Reef Stewardship in Belize Location Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Belize The challenge The Port Honduras Marine Reserve (PHMR) is a national protected marine reserve in the Toledo district of Belize. It covers 40,470 hectares...

Malaysia & Thailand – Disturbance Response

Temporary Reef Site Closures During Coral Bleaching Thermal Stress Location Malaysia (Kedah, Terengganu and Pahang states); Thailand (Trang, Satun, Chumphon, Krabi and Phnag Nga provinces) The challenge From March to September 2010, a thermal stress event occurred...

U.S. Virgin Islands – MPA Management

  How do we use our Marine Space? Mapping Human Uses of the East End Marine Park   Location St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands The challenge The St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP) is the U.S. Virgin Islands’ first and largest marine protected area. Its...

U.S. Virgin Islands – Fisheries Management

Reef Responsible Sustainable Seafood Initiative – A Market-Driven Approach to a Sustainable Seafood Industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands Location St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands The challenge Together, overfishing and destructive fishing practices, are one of the top...

Hawaii – Coral Disease

Detection of a Coral Disease Outbreak in Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi and Lessons for the Future Location Hanalei, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi The challenge Hanalei, on the North Shore of Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, is a small community of about 450 permanent residents. The Hanalei region is rich in...

Palau – Fisheries Management

Reforming Palau’s Data-Poor Reef Fisheries through Community-Based Approaches Location Babeldaob, Ollei, Palau The challenge Palau is composed of 12 inhabited islands and over 700 islets stretching over 700 km. It has numerous island and reef types, including volcanic...

Papua New Guinea – Fisheries Management

Shared Benefits of Protecting Fish Spawning Aggregations Lead to Cooperative Management Location Manus Province, Papua New Guinea The challenge The coral reefs of Papua New Guinea (PNG) are among the most species-diverse in the world and an important source of food...
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