It’s not loo late for coral reefs

It’s not loo late for coral reefs

In a new article published today in the world’s leading academic journal, Science, Mark Spalding, Senior Marine Scientist for The Nature Conservancy looks at the broad issues surrounding the current situation of coral reefs and highlights points of hope. “There is...

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...
Behind-the-scenes on Project REGENERATE

Behind-the-scenes on Project REGENERATE

In recent years, the IUCN has increased its engagement in the Maldives, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, with the development of the IUCN Maldives Marine Projects program, which aims to support the Government in addressing the environmental priorities and...

U.S. Virgin Islands – Disturbance Response

The U.S. Virgin Islands BleachWatch Program Location U.S. Virgin Islands The challenge In 2005, coral reefs throughout the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean were severely impacted by a mass coral bleaching event triggered by prolonged exposure to above normal water...
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...

Malaysia – Communication

Managing Communication to Mitigate Potential Damage of Coral Reef Bleaching Location Tioman Island, Malaysia The challenge Tioman Island, part of the Tioman archipelago, is located about 55 km off the east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula in the South China Sea. The...
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...

Kenya – Disturbance Response

Coral Bleaching Response and Monitoring in the Kiunga Marine National Reserve Location Kiunga, Kenya, Western Indian Ocean The challenge Kiunga Marine National Reserve (KMNR) is located at the northernmost stretch of the Kenyan coastline at the confluence of two major...

Florida – Disturbance Response

Disturbance Response and Monitoring Program in Action in the Florida Keys Location Florida Keys and southeast Florida mainland, USA The challenge The Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP) region includes the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys, and extends up the southeast...
Understanding coral reef resilience in Tobago

Understanding coral reef resilience in Tobago

Jahson Berhane Alemu I (a participant in our 2010 Training of Trainers Workshop) and co-author Ysharda Clement recently published the paper “Mass Coral Bleaching in 2012 in the Southern Caribbean”. For 6 months, they monitored approximately 650 colonies (composed of...

British Virgin Islands – MPA Design

Creation of a Marine Protected Area Network to Protect Underwater Habitats in the British Virgin Islands Location British Virgin Islands MPA Network The challenge The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are located 100 km east of Puerto Rico in the northeastern Caribbean and...

Bonaire – Land-Based Pollution

Wastewater Treatment and Fishing Legislation in Bonaire Location Bonaire National Marine Park, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles The challenge The Challenge Collectively, the island of Bonaire and the Ramsar areas of several satellite islands (Klein Bonaire and Lac) form...

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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