Hawaii – Fisheries Management

Monitoring Coral Reef Communities in Hawai‘i’s First Herbivore Protection Area Location North Kāʻanapali, West Maui, Hawai‘i The challenge In the summer of 2009, the state of Hawai‘i established Hawai‘i’s first MPA designed entirely to promote resilience, the Kahekili...
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...

Northern Mariana Islands – Monitoring Reef Resilience

Field-based Assessments of Coral Reef Resilience to Climate Change in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Location Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) The challenge Coral reefs worldwide are threatened by a combination of...
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...

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...

Micronesia – MPA Design

Designing a Marine Protected Area Network in the Federated States of Micronesia Location Kosrae and Yap, Federated States of Micronesia The challenge The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is comprised of 4 states (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae) and includes 607...

Palau – MPA Design

Designing a Marine Protected Area Network in Palau Location Palau, Micronesia The challenge Palau is located approximately 800 km east of the Philippines, and consists of a series of islands approximately 459 km2 in total size. Palau’s coral reefs are considered to be...

Interview with Dr. Graham Edgar

Five Characteristics of Effective MPAs Dr. Graham Edgar and his 24 co-authors recently stirred up the marine conservation world with their article, “Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas five key features”. In this article, they review 87 MPAs...

Tonga – Land-Based Pollution

Coastal Reforestation in Tonga to Protect Agricultural Areas and Coastlines Location Houma, southwest Tongatapu Island, Kingdom of Tonga The challenge In large areas of Tonga, most of the original forest cover has been removed for timber, firewood or agricultural...

Hawaii – Invasive Species

Building Reef Resilience Through Invasive Algae Removal and Urchin Biocontrol in Kāne‘ohe Bay Location Kāne‘ohe Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i The challenge Kāne‘ohe Bay lies below the dramatic Ko‘olau mountain range on the windward side of O‘ahu. It is the largest sheltered...

Hawaii – Fisheries Management

Managing Fisheries for Reef Resilience: Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area Location North Kāʻanapali, West Maui, Hawai‘i The challenge Long term monitoring of coral reefs along the leeward coast of the Island of Maui began in 1999 by the State of Hawai‘i’s...

Australia – Monitoring Reef Resilience

Using Resilience Assessments to Inform the Design of Marine Protected Areas in Australia Location Keppel Bay Reefs and Islands, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia The challenge The Keppel Islands are a group of 16 continental islands lying 18 km off the coastal...
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