The Reef Resilience Program hosts frequent webinars on new management techniques, current events, and publications that are relevant to coral reef managers and practitioners. Sign up for notifications of future webinars in the Keep Me Informed box on the right.

Fisheries Webinar #2: Sustaining Fisheries Through Building Partnerships with Fishers and Restaurants

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June 10, 2014

Speakers discuss two approaches in the Caribbean to sustain fisheries and marine resources including a new sustainable seafood initiative underway in collaboration with local restaurants in the US Virgin Islands and working with fishers in Puerto Rico to increase local engagement in more sustainable management and conservation planning.

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Fisheries Webinar #1: Sustaining Fisheries Through Collaborative Approaches

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May 28, 2014

This is the first in our series of three webinars to share information on the development of new tools and management strategies for coral reef fisheries. Carmen Revenga discusses work on sustaining fisheries by partnering with local fishers, communities, and industry to implement innovative management approaches that result in viable local fisheries and marine conservation. Steven Victor gives an overview of how data-poor stock assessment methods are being used in collaboration with fishers in Palau to promote sustainable fisheries management practices.

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Helping Coral Reef Practitioners Address Ocean Acidification

April 8, 2014

Dr. Elizabeth McLeod of The Nature Conservancy and Dr. Yimnang Golbuu of the Palau International Coral Reef Center discuss ocean acidification. Dr. McLeod provides an update on the latest scientific developments regarding the impacts of OA on coral reef ecosystem health. Dr. Golbuu discusses steps that Palau has been taking to conserve their reefs taking OA into account, and provides management insights for coral reef managers and practitioners. The webinar concludes with a discussion of how these management recommendations can be applied globally and Q&A.

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Sustaining MPA Management and Conservation – What Can Make it Happen? Experiences and Lessons Learned by Chumbe Island Coral Park

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December 11, 2013

Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP), established in 1992 as the first private, marine sanctuary in the world, and the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Tanzania, has created a model of financially, ecologically and socially sustainable MPA management. Kevin MacDonald (CHICOP Project Manager) and Ulli Kloiber (Conservation & Education Manager) discuss the governance model used at Chumbe Island and provide insight into lessons learned.

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AMNH Island Resilience Symposium: Hugh Possingham

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April 10, 2013

There are two crucial actions to help conserve marine ecosystems around islands – managing fishing and managing runoff from the land. This presentation by Hugh Possingham shows recent examples of methods to decide where to take conservation action, focusing on the potential conflict between equity and prioritization. How much does equity between communities or industries constrain the most effective conservation outcome?

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AMNH Island Resilience Symposium: Scott Edwards

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April 10, 2013

Islands are famous as crucibles for processes of adaptation and diversification, but they are also naturally conducive to small populations whose lack of genetic diversity can impede adaptation. This talk by Scott Edwards of Harvard University reviews basic processes of population genetics and evolutionary divergence that influence the prospects of resilience on islands, and how managers and policy-makers can develop strategies to maximize the influx of new genetic variation.

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