New and improved Network Forum

New and improved Network Forum

The Reef Resilience Network has launched a new and improved online discussion forum! Now part of the Reef Resilience website, this interactive online community is a place where coral reef managers and practitioners from around the world can connect and share with...
New Reef Resilience Online Course Launched

New Reef Resilience Online Course Launched

The new online course Advanced Studies in Coral Reef Resilience is designed to provide coral reef managers and practitioners in-depth guidance on managing for resilience. This free course incorporates new science, case studies, and management practices described in...

Invasive Lionfish in the Marketplace: Challenges and Opportunities

Since the 1980s, invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish have spread throughout the western Atlantic and Caribbean, threatening biodiversity and native reef fish, which are the livelihood of local cultures and economies. During the 66th annual meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean...

Bonaire – Invasive Species

Pro-active Approach to Combat the Invasion of the Indo-Pacific Lionfish by the Bonaire National Marine Park   Location Bonaire, Leeward Antilles, Caribbean Sea The challenge The invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) was first reported in...

Sint Maarten – MPA Design

The Establishment of Man of Shoals Marine Park in Sint Maarten, Caribbean Location Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, West Indies The challenge The island of Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, in the West Indies, is divided between the French Saint Martin in the North (53 km2) and...

Honduras – Invasive Species

Partnering to Manage Lionfish in the Bay Islands, Honduras Location Bay Islands, Honduras The challenge The Bay Islands of Honduras are comprised of three main islands with smaller cays surrounding them. Reef systems surround all of the Bay Islands, ranging from...

U.S. Virgin Islands – Resilience Assessment

Assessing the Relative Resilience of the Coral Reefs of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Location St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) The challenge Coral reefs have always been dynamic habitats in which episodic disturbances occur and set the reef growth clock back,...
News round up

News round up

Read about a few new resources and articles for coral reef managers: New handbook for Caribbean coral reef managers New Coral Reef Watch products Lionfish hunters New comprehensive online database of MPAs in the Philippines Reef resilience in French...

Time Preferences and the Management of Coral Reef Fisheries

To better understand resource use patterns in Curaçao and Bonaire in the southeast Caribbean, the authors conducted a socioeconomic study of the time preferences and marine management preferences of local SCUBA divers and fishers. Through interviews with 197 divers...

Dive Against Debris

Participate in or join a Dive Against Debris event. Dates Vary. In response to the onslaught of marine debris, one of the biggest ocean issues of our time, Project AWARE launched Dive Against Debris. Created by divers for divers, this global, underwater survey of...

Mesoamerican Reef – MPA Design

Designing an Effective MPA For Multi-Country Mesoamerican Reef Location Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras The challenge Stretching for 625 miles along the coastline of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico, the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) is the...
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