Introducing the new Reef Resilience Network Manager, Jordan Jobe
The Reef Resilience Program team of The Nature Conservancy is excited to announce the hire of Jordan Jobe, our new Reef Resilience Network Manager. Jordan comes to us after recently spending a year living and travelling in East Africa. Before this, she completed a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with a concentration in the Social Ecology of Conservation and Development. As part of her Master's program, Jordan spent a summer in Fiji researching ICM policy in the South Pacific, and visited the USVI with a "Coastal Zone Management" course. Prior to graduate school Jordan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa, where she worked with a local non-profit organization on village based coral reef conservation projects including restoration and management activities. Jordan will be managing the Reef Resilience online network of coral reef managers and practitioners and will also support the other aspects of the program, including Reef Resilience newsletters, webinars, and the ‘Reef Resilience and Responding to Climate Change’ Workshop for Trainers. Please join us in welcoming Jordan!
Jordan Jobe, the new Reef Resilience Network Manager. © Nathan Karres
Spotlight on Maui, Hawai'i
The Hawaiian Islands are the most isolated archipelago in the world, located over 2000 miles from the nearest continental land mass. More than 1.3 million people live in the main Hawaiian Islands and upwards of 7 million people visit annually. While the ocean and its resources are a valuable and essential part of Hawaii’s economy, lifestyles, and Hawaiian cultural heritage, the sheer number of people directly and indirectly affects coral reef health. Recent studies have shown that Maui’s coral reefs have declined by 35 percent over the past 10 years. In an effort to address this decline, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been collaborating with local partners in building community capacity to care for, manage, and monitor marine resources. Efforts have focused on three areas: site-specific community-based marine conservation planning, building a network of community-based marine managed areas, and effective conservation for marine protected areas.
Maui Nui Marine Resources Council. ©TNC Hawaii.
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program announces the Domestic (U.S.) Coral Reef Conservation Grants competition for FY13
Evidence That Marine Reserves Enhance Resilience to Climatic Impacts
Effects of Marine Reserves versus Nursery Habitat Availability on Structure of Reef Fish Communities
Research Priorities in the Insular Pacific: Transforming Research into Regional Management
Larval Export From Marine Reserves and the Recruitment Benefit for Fish and Fisheries
International Conference on Managing Protected Areas under Climate Change (IMPACT)
September 24-26, 2012
4th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts (4th ICEC)
October 8-11, 2012
65th Annual meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
5-9 November 2012
Santa Marta, Colombia
2012 MPA Conference
November 25-29, 2012
San Francisco, California, USA