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Learn more about The Nature Conservancy's Reef Resilience Program.

This newsletter is brought to you through the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program.


 Reef Resilience Newsletter:
February 2013 

   Distributed by the Global Marine Team

Writer's Workshop

In December 2012, the Reef Resilience Program partnered with The Nature Conservancy’s Central Science team to host a writing workshop for Caribbean Coral Reef managers. This workshop worked with 14 managers to polish their writing skills and help prepare a manuscript for publication in an academic journal, newspaper, or magazine. 

According to one participant from Trinidad, Jahson Alemu I, “This was definitely a great experience for all that attended and more similar workshops should be conducted to build capacity among other coral reef managers. Three weeks later, I was able to submit to a peer reviewed journal, and I'm currently awaiting feedback.”

For more information, contact us at resilience@tnc.org.

Reef Resilience Program Updates

In January, managers from  Kenya, Tanzania, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Maldives, Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles, India, Egypt and South Africa began this year’s Reef Resilience Training of Trainer’s course. The Reef Resilience and Responding to Climate Change Workshop will take place in June in Zanzibar, Tanzania in June.

Our January webinar was on “Ridge to Reef Management for Coral Health”, presented by Drs. Stacy Jupiter and Carissa Klein. Watch the webinar on YouTube.

On Our Network

In January, the Reef Resilience Network was officially launched! The Reef Resilience Network is a community space for coral reef managers from around the world. The site provides an interactive online resource for finding up-to-date science and tools, management support, and experts in different regions.
In future newsletters, we will be providing a brief summary of important discussions happening on the network. We invite those who are directly involved with coral reef conservation in the role of managers, practitioners, marine biologists, researchers or scientists to join our network. If you're interested in learning more, please email resilience@tnc.org.

Upcoming Events

Understanding Ecological and Social Resilience in Island Systems: Informing Policy and Sharing Lessons for Management. This symposium from April 9-11, 2013, in New York City, is supported by the Reef Resilience Program at The Nature Conservancy (among others) and organized by the American Natural History Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. 

International Congress for Conservation Biology. July 21-25, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

7th Mexican and 1st Panamerican Coral Reef Congress. October 8-11, 2013 in Yucatan, Mexico.

In the News

Invasive lionfish were featured in the New York Time’s always-interesting “Scientist at Work Blog”

The Huffington Post discusses coral’s sex life

How the live coral trade may actually protect coral reefs.

Nature.com discusses recent research on how genes may help some coral handle climate change.


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