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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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AMNH Island Resilience Symposium: Keynote with Paul and Nadine Marshall

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April 9, 2013

The concept of resilience offers a holistic approach for understanding and managing complex island systems, and problems such as climate change. In this talk, Paul and Nadine Marshall discuss how the concept of resilience can be applied to real-world settings through examining its functional opposite, vulnerability. Through recognizing the links between ecological and social vulnerability, we can gain insight into the needs, aspirations, and dependencies of people, and integrate those into decisions we make about natural resource management and adaptation planning.

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Hawaii Coastal Mapping

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March 27, 2013

Presenters discuss a project which used participatory GIS to engage local resource users, scientists, and stakeholders to map coastal human uses at coral reef priority sites on the islands of Hawaii and Maui. The use of this approach in American Samoa’s Fagaloa region and the St. Thomas East End Reserve in the USVI is also discussed.

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