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Assisted Evolution: A Novel Tool to Overcome the Conservation Crisis?

Hear the discussion of the legal, social, ethical and scientific landscape of conservation genetics today. This symposium was live streamed as part of the Coral Restoration Consortium webinar series in conjunction with The Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and “The Future Ocean” cluster in Kiel.

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Workshop to Advance the Science and Practice of Coral Restoration

This workshop was held November 15-17, 2016 with the goal of fostering collaboration and technology transfer among coral restoration scientists, practitioners, and managers, and initiating a community of practice that continues to address the evolving role of active coral restoration in the evolutionary history of coral reef ecosystems. The talks cover recent scientific advances in coral biology to […]

Locations: Caribbean

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Adaptation Design Tool Online Course Announcement

Ready to get practical with adapting your management activities in light of climate change, but wondering how to organize what can be a complicated ‘adaptation design’ process? A new course, Corals & Climate Adaptation Planning: Adaptation Design Tool, can help you as a coral reef manager incorporate climate-smart design into your management activities. This month-long […]

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Manager Success Stories

While there are many stories to tell, here is what support from the Network looks like and how it translates into real action for improved coral health. Meet the managers: Read more manager spotlight stories to learn about other seed funding projects.

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Restoration Workshop Live Stream

This live stream of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Restoration Workshop at the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting was broadcast as part of the of Coral Restoration Consortium webinar series and features two panels highlighting research and restoration of sponge and coral communities and herbivore populations to promote the health and vitality of reef ecosystems. View the presentations below. Presentations: Session […]

Locations: Caribbean

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Leading coral science and conservation organizations joining forces to accelerate vital reef restoration work

We are pleased to announce the formation of a new Coral Restoration Consortium (CRC). The CRC is a community of practice that comprises scientists, managers, coral restoration practitioners, and educators dedicated to enabling coral reef ecosystems to adapt and survive the 21st century and beyond. The CRC’s mission is to foster collaboration and technology transfer among […]

Locations: Caribbean, Global
Topics: Restoration

New Techniques for Coral Restoration Seminar

SECORE International hosted a workshop at the Carmabi Marine Research Station Curaçao from May 18th – 27th. The opening day of the workshop started with a seminar to provide a global picture of coral restoration, discussing current obstacles and potential solutions. View the recordings of the presentations below. Spawning Diploria labyrinthiformis with butterfly fish feeding on spawn. Photo © Ellen […]

Locations: Caribbean, Global
Topics: Restoration

New Resource on Community-Based Climate Adaptation

We recently launched our new Community-Based Climate Adaptation module which complies the latest scientific guidance and tools to help managers assess social and ecological vulnerability to climate change and other stressors. We interviewed Lizzie McLeod, our lead climate adaptation scientist, to learn about the importance of community-based climate adaptation and some of the associated benefits. Check out our conversation below! […]

Locations: Global

Lead Scientist, Lizzie McLeod on Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change

Climate change affects individuals, communities, and entire ecosystems, but its impacts are not evenly distributed. Around the world, women are disproportionally impacted by poverty, political disenfranchisement and are often more reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods, making gender a critical component of climate vulnerability. At the same time, bringing women into climate science and […]

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How Scientists Can Inform Marine Resource Management

How will improving understanding of marine ecosystems lead to better management and conservation?  One of our lead scientists, Dr. Elizabeth McLeod,  provides helpful tips for marine scientists on how to make their research more useful for managers. Read the article.