Abstract


THE REEF RESILIENCE NETWORK: CHALLENGES, LESSONS LEARNED, AND CAPACITY BUILDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVED GLOBAL CORAL HEALTH.

Despite contributing to human and economic health in innumerable ways, coral reefs suffer increasing degradation from man-made threats such as pollution, overfishing, and warming oceans. The Reef Resilience Network brings together resource managers, scientists and advisors, and supporting organizations to safeguard naturally resilient reefs and restore reef fisheries worldwide. The Network offers interactive webinars, an online toolkit with case studies and article summaries, a virtual discussion forum, and online and in-person trainings to enhance skills and knowledge of site-based practitioners so they can implement strategies based on the latest science. To help managers and practitioners launch or strengthen conservation education, monitoring, and threat abatement projects, the Network also sometimes provides seed funding and mentorship. This presentation will focus on challenges, lessons learned, and capacity building recommendations for improved global coral health.

Author

Maize, K., The Nature Conservancy, USA, kmaize@tnc.org

Details

Oral presentation

Session #:57
Date: 06/23/2016
Time: 15:15
Location: 303 A/B

Presentation is given by student: No