Effective communication with a variety of stakeholders is essential for any successful marine resource management or conservation strategy. To achieve this, we need communication that is deliberate, informed by research, and integrated into projects up front. Communication techniques should be used as tools to create change from the very beginning, rather than a way to update your audience on progress after the fact.
We’ve hand-picked tools and tips for successful communication to help you reach your conservation goals. See the sections below for guidance on developing a strategic communication plan; information on how and when to use social marketing; guidance on how to facilitate meetings effectively; and talking points to help communicate effectively about key topics related to our work as marine resource managers.