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...

U.S. Virgin Islands – MPA Management

  How do we use our Marine Space? Mapping Human Uses of the East End Marine Park   Location St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands The challenge The St. Croix East End Marine Park (STXEEMP) is the U.S. Virgin Islands’ first and largest marine protected area. Its...

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...
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...

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...

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...

Micronesia – Predator Outbreaks

A Well-Developed Community-Based Marine Protected Area Proves Resilient to a Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star Outbreak Location Nimpal Channel Marine Conservation Area, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia The challenge Yap State is situated in the westernmost region of the...
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...

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...

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...

Papua New Guinea – Communication

Guardians Protect the Sea in Papua New Guinea Location Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea The challenge Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a country that is world renowned for high levels of biodiversity. The country is made up of twenty unique provinces, where five...
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