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

Locations: Global

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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. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your email address. Log in with your username and password (if you […]


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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 […]

Cleaning a coral nursery. © Reef Rescuers
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.

A group of four fishermen from the village of Malem gillnet fishing on the reef edge in the breaking waves in front of their village, they will take their catch home and divide it amongst their families. Photo © Nick Hall

Dr. Bob Steneck and Ramon Lloveras TNC Caribbean Program Trustees snorkeling off of Playa Girón, Cuba, viewing healthy endangered Elkhorn coral stands. © Alex Quintero, Director of Operations, North America Region.
The Nature Conservancy in Cuba: A major step in protecting Caribbean resources

The Nature Conservancy has partnered with Cuban conservation agencies for more than 20 years, providing trainings such as protected area management and planning, GPS and GIS, coral reef monitoring, climate adaptation, and sustainable tourism that otherwise would not be available.

Locations: Caribbean