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...

Honduras – MPA Design

Supporting and Managing Resilient Systems in the Bay Islands, Honduras Location Cordelia Banks, Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras The challenge Cordelia Banks is located on the southwest coast of Roatán in the Honduran Bay Islands. It sits between two cruise docks, as...
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...

Madagascar – Communication

Social Marketing Campaign Engages Madagascar Fishing Villages in Sustainable Fishing Practices Location Andavadoaka Coast, Madagascar The challenge Stretching almost 350 km along the southwestern coastline of Madagascar is the Grand Recif barrier reef system,...

Papua New Guinea – MPA Design

Designing a Resilient MPA in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea Location Kimbe Bay, West New Britian, Papua New Guinea The challenge Kimbe Bay is a large, well-defined bay (140 km x 70 km in area) comprised of one of the world’s most diverse tropical marine environments,...

Indonesia – MPA Management

Management Plan of Wakatobi National Park Leads to Increased Stakeholder Engagement Through Monitoring Efforts Location Wakatobi National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia The challenge Wakatobi is named after the four main islands of Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia,...

Indonesia – MPA Design

Designing a Robust and Resilient Marine Protected Area Network in Lesser Sunda Ecoregion Location Lesser Sunda Ecoregion, Indonesia The challenge At the southern end of the Coral Triangle, the Lesser Sunda Ecoregion stretches from Bali to Timor-Leste, covering an area...

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...

Mass Coral Bleaching in 2010 in the Southern Caribbean

The authors, Alemu and Clement, monitored the bleaching response at 3 sites across Tobago during a bleaching event in 2010. The purpose was to find nodes of reef resilience in Tobago by identifying taxa resilient to bleaching. This will assist local coral reef...

Managing Resilience to Reverse Phase Shifts in Coral Reefs

In this article, the authors advocate for managing resilience of degrading ecosystems to reverse phase shifts from a macro-algal state back to a coral state, however they assert that it is unlikely that coral reefs will ever return to a pristine state. They suggest...

Monitoring Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas

A practical guide on how monitoring can support effective management of MPAs. Produced by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and IUCN Global Marine Program, this publication provides seventeen case studies and information on monitoring methods. Author:...

Adaptive Comanagement of a Marine Protected Area Network in Fiji

Adaptive management is an iterative process by which management strategies are adjusted with new information. Although there are calls for adaptive management, few on-the-ground examples of success in conservation planning and MPA network design exist. This article...

Modelling Reef Fish Population Responses to Fisheries

This study used marine ecosystem models (Ecopath, Ecosim, and Ecospace modeling software) to assess MPA effectiveness in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The authors took field data from this site in the heart of the Coral Triangle and found many trade-offs between MPAs that...
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