Puerto Rico – Climate Adaptation

Climate-Smart Coral Reef and Watershed Management Using the Adaptation Design Tool in Guánica Bay Watershed, Puerto Rico   Location Guánica Bay watershed and adjacent reefs, Puerto Rico, United States The challenge Climate change is expected to adversely impact...

Australia – Restoration

How We Pushed 400 Tons of Coral Back into the Ocean after a Cyclone   Location Manta Ray Bay, Hook Island, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia The challenge The Whitsunday Island group supports approximately 6,000 hectares of fringing coral reefs.It is one...

Puerto Rico – Restoration

Assessment of 2017 Hurricane Impacts to Coral Reefs in Puerto Rico   Location Puerto Rico, USA The challenge In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the islands of Puerto Rico. In addition to the impacts the hurricanes had on land, they also had...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 waters are...