Year in Review

Year in Review

In 2016, The Reef Resilience Network convened hundreds of marine resource managers, scientists, and decision-makers to inspire greater collaboration, share cutting-edge resilience science, and improve management decisions. The International Coral Reef Symposium and...

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 and...

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...
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...

U.S. Virgin Islands – Fisheries Management

Reef Responsible Sustainable Seafood Initiative – A Market-Driven Approach to a Sustainable Seafood Industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands Location St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands The challenge Together, overfishing and destructive fishing practices, are one of the top...

Palau – Fisheries Management

Reforming Palau’s Data-Poor Reef Fisheries through Community-Based Approaches Location Babeldaob, Ollei, Palau The challenge Palau is composed of 12 inhabited islands and over 700 islets stretching over 700 km. It has numerous island and reef types, including volcanic...

Papua New Guinea – Fisheries Management

Shared Benefits of Protecting Fish Spawning Aggregations Lead to Cooperative Management Location Manus Province, Papua New Guinea The challenge The coral reefs of Papua New Guinea (PNG) are among the most species-diverse in the world and an important source of food...

Ecuador – Fisheries Management

Patrolling Paradise: The Evolution of Enforcement in the Galapagos Location Galapagos Islands, Ecuador The challenge The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) is the fourth-largest marine reserve in the world at approximately 133,000 km2. The GMR was formally created in 1998...
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