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Experience Note: Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management: Using Sound Science to Influence Policy and Improve Management of the World’s Coral Reefs

2008: HAS BEEN DECLARED THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE REEF—TO CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY AND IMPORTANCE OF THESE MAGNIFICENT ECOSYSTEMS AND, AT THE SAME TIME, TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE SEVERE THREATS THEY FACE FROM HUMAN ACTIVITY LEADING TO DECLINES IN THEIR HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. THE CORAL REEF TARGETED RESEARCH AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR MANAGEMENT (CRTR) PROGRAM IS A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTED BY THE GEF, THE WORLD BANK DEVELOPMENT GRANT FACILITY (DGF), THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND (UQ) AND US NATIONAL AND OCEANIC ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) TO IMPROVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS ARE RESPONDING TO GLOBAL CHANGE, WHAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE THEIR VULNERABILITY TO NEAR AND LONGER-TERM THREATS AND TO PUT THIS INFORMATION IN THE HANDS OF DECISION-MAKERS TO PROMOTE NEEDED ACTION. THIS NOTE DRAWS ON FINDINGS RECENTLY PUBLISHED IN SCIENCE RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON CORAL REEFS. IT SEEKS TO DEMONSTRATE THE ROLE OF RESEARCH IN BUILDING CAPACITY, CREATING AWARENESS, INFORMING THE POLICY DEBATE AND PROMOTING URGENT MANAGEMENT ACTIONS TO CREATE A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR THE WORLD’S CORAL REEFS.

1531: Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management

27 Nov 2014

Experience Note: Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management: Using Sound Science to Influence Policy and Improve Management of the World’s Coral Reefs.pdf

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