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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.

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Year in Review

In 2016, The Reef Resilience Network convened hundreds of marine resource managers, scientists, and decision-makers to inspire greater collaboration, share cutting-edge resilience science, and improve management decisions. The International Coral Reef Symposium and World Conservation Congress offered ideal venues to further this work, as well as share lessons learned during the Network’s ten years. Notable […]

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Looking for some thought-provoking resilience reads? Here are 5 recommended resilience papers from 2015-2016

Bright Spots Among the World’s Coral Reefs Marine Protected Areas Increase Resilience Among Coral Reef Communities Synergistic Impacts of Global Warming on the Resilience of Coral Reefs Building Coral Reef Resilience Through Assisted Evolution Operationalising Resilience for Adaptive Coral Reef Management Under Global Environmental Change

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How do I join the Network Forum?

Follow these easy steps to join the Reef Resilience Network Forum, an interactive online community of coral reef managers and practitioners from around the world. Fill out and submit the registration form here. Your membership will be approved within 24 hours. (Please note: you will receive an email with a link to confirm your approval). Log […]

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Restoration and Reef Resilience: Your Input is Needed

We are happy to announce that new coral restoration information and resources are coming soon to the Reef Resilience online toolkit and we’d like to hear from you! Please take this short survey and let us know what you need to be more effective in your work on coral restoration. Because your response is important to […]


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New Network Resources: Spotlight on the Western Indian Ocean

This month we’re highlighting recently developed case studies and webinars about coral reef and fisheries research and management strategies from the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). In showcasing management actions undertaken in the region, we hope to prompt ideas and inspire WIO managers and practitioners, as well as managers around the world. Happy reading and watching!


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Local Action For Global Coral Reef Conservation

The Nature Conservancy, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, and seven US coral reef jurisdictions completed a $10 million six-year partnership that supported the effective management and protection of coral reefs.


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WE ARE 10!!!

Can you believe it? A decade ago, TNC – with the support of partners AROUND THE WORLD– launched the Reef Resilience Network, creating what would grow to become a global network of resource managers sharing ideas, experiences, and expertise to effectively manage our coral reefs and reef fisheries.


(All Rights) Outplanted staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) coral after one year of growth. In January 2010 the Conservancy’s U.S. Virgin Islands Coral Restoration program installed its first in-water coral nurseries. Since then the team has successfully propagated over 2,500 individual corals. Early in 2012 the restoration team transferred 1,022 nursery-raised specimens to seven locations off St. Croix and St. Thomas to help restore damaged reefs and increase genetic diversity. Image size 12X9@300dpi.  Photo Credit: © Kemit Amon- Lewis/TNC
It’s not loo late for coral reefs

In a new article published today in the world’s leading academic journal, Science, Mark Spalding, Senior Marine Scientist for The Nature Conservancy looks at the broad issues surrounding the current situation of coral reefs and highlights points of hope. “There is growing concern around coral reefs,” said Spalding.


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Behind-the-scenes on Project REGENERATE

Project REGENERATE, a collaborative conservation science and management project to enhance the resilience of social-ecological coral reef systems in the Maldives, supports the sustainable management of coastal resources, particularly coral reefs, in order to build economic, social, and environmental resilience to the adverse effects of climate change.