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ReefBase :: A Global Information System For Coral Reefs

ReefBase gathers available knowledge about coral reefs into one information repository. It is intended to facilitate analyses and monitoring of coral reef health and the quality of life of reef-dependent people, and to support informed decisions about coral reef use and management. ReefBase is the official database of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), as well as the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN). The ReefBase Project is housed at the WorldFish Center in Penang, Malaysia, with funding through ICRAN from the United Nations Foundation (UNF).

Feb 26, 2014 Establishing a Region-wide System of MPAs in Coral Triangle region
The Theme Issue: Establishing a Region-wide System of Marine Protected Areas in the Coral Triangle focuses on describing progress towards achieving MPA commitments under the CTI-CFF, through a partnership of lead national agencies of the CT6 and implementation partners (non-government organizations, multi and bilateral aid agencies, and scientists) and elaborates the issues that need to be addressed and research questions that need to be answered to move the CTMPAS forward.  The papers ...
Feb 22, 2013 WorldFish provides overview of Marine Protected Area management in Malaysia
Malaysia is home to spectacular and diverse marine life, protected and managed by its Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The WorldFish CT Atlas team hosted a Marine Protected Area (MPA) Management Effectiveness Assessment Tool (MEAT) training workshop last week to demonstrate how MPAs can be evaluated. The workshop was held in, Penang on 21-22 February 2013.
Oct 20, 2012 Coral Triangle Atlas October 2012 Training Workshop
ReefBase, a key partner and host of the Coral Triangle Atlas, has conducted the first GIS and MPA management effectiveness (MEAT) training in collaboration with The Board of Trustee Sabah Parks on 4th-5th October 2012. This training bring together Sabah Park Marines managers and Parks rangers for all six marine parks, the Sabah Park’s GIS officer and IT officer together with GIS officer from University Malaysia Sabah and also participant from WWF ...
Jul 17, 2012 Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 2012 is now available in ReefBase
12th  International Coral Reef Symposium, 2012 is now available in ReefBase. The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012), held in Cairns, Queensland, Australia from July 9-13th, 2012, was attended by nearly 2000 delegates. The program included over 1500 talks and posters. The Proceedings contains almost 200 contributions from scientists around the world arising from the Symposium.
Jul 04, 2012 Coral Triangle Atlas will be at Cairns 2012
The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012) will begin Monday,  July 9-13, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The symposium will bring together international scientists, policy makers, managers, and conservationists to present the latest findings on coral reef science and management. Part of the official scientific programme of the ICRS 2012 is the mini-symposium on the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI).
May 22, 2012 The first Coral Triangle Day, 9 June 2012
The first-ever Coral Triangle Day is set to be launched on 9 June 2012 in conjunction with World Oceans Day. This event will be celebrated at several locations around the Coral Triangle region to highlight the importance of marine conservation and to raise awareness on this global center of marine biodiversity.
Jan 02, 2012 Coral Triangle Atlas Beta Version is launched
The Coral Triangle Atlas (CT Atlas) is an online GIS database, providing governments, NGOs and researchers with a view of spatial data at the regional scale of Coral Triangle region. Data on fisheries, biodiversity, natural resources, and socioeconomics have been collected for decades by scientists and managers working in different parts of the Coral Triangle region.The CT Atlas can be a tool to  improve the efficiency of management and conservation planning in ...
May 26, 2011 Catchment Management and Coral Reef Conservation
Catchment Management and Coral reef Conservation: A practical guide for coastal resource managers to reduce damage from catchment areas based on best practice case studies. By Clive Wilkinson and Jon Brodie was released at the International Marine Conservation Congress in Victoria BC Canada on 16 May.
May 06, 2011 SocMonitor's April 2011 newsletter is released
SocMonitor is an electronic bulletin about the Global Socio-economic Monitoring Initiative developed by Maria Pena and Christy Loper to update everyone on what is happending with socio-economic monitoring through the SocMon and SEM-Pasifika initiatives. The issues of the SocMonitor was available for access through SocMon website at publication page .
Apr 07, 2011 Coral Reef Habitat Map was released
The “Coral Reef Habitat Map” project is an initiative of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan in collaboration with the ReefBase project. The map was developed to provide a useful tool to conserve and manage coral reefs and related ecosystems in the Asian and Oceanian regions (i.e., North East Asia, South East Asia, Micronesia and Melanesia).
Apr 05, 2011 The Coral Reef MPAs of East Asia and Micronesia website
The “Coral Reef MPAs of East Asia and Micronesia” is a collaboration project between the Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC) and The WorldFish Center (ReefBase Project), funded by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MoE). The initial dataset was provided by the UNEP-WCMC through the MPA Global database project (currently merged into the World Database on Protected Areas) and the updated data were provided by various country partners in East Asia and ...
Feb 23, 2011 Reefs at Risk Revisited Report
A new comprehensive analysis finds that 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are currently threatened by local and global pressures. For the first time, the analysis includes threats from climate change, including warming seas and rising ocean acidification. The report shows that local pressures— such as overfishing, coastal development, and pollution— pose the most immediate and direct risks, threatening more than 60 percent of coral reefs today.
Feb 20, 2011 The Reefs at Risk Revisited Launch is scheduled for February 23, 2011
On February 23, 2011, the World Resources Institute and more than 25 partners will be launching Reefs at Risk Revisited, a new comprehensive analysis of the threats to coral reefs. The release will take place globally, with launch activities in Washington, D.C.; London, England; Malaysia; Australia; and other locations.
Oct 26, 2010 Reef Resilience Training and Capacity Building Program
The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with NOAA, and with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will offer a Workshop for Trainers from throughout the Western Pacific to learn about building resilience into reef management and the tools available for addressing the impacts of climate change. The meeting will bring together managers/trainers from throughout the Western
Sep 06, 2010 Reef Resilience Webinar: Bleaching Outlook
There will be a live webinar organized and hosted by The Nature Conservancy on Thursday, 9 September 2010 at 4:30 pm US EDT, to discuss the Bleaching Outlook for the Caribbean Basin and western Pacific. Due to the urgency of the situation the host has scheduled this emergency Bleaching Outlook webinar to hear from Dr. Mark Eakin of the NOAA Coral Reef Watch Program. Coral reef bleaching has been h