[Coral-List] Why we are failing to repair coral reefs
nicrane at cabrillo.edu
Tue Oct 28 12:59:49 EDT 2014
check out our project: onepeopleonereef.ucsc.edu
we work directly with people to support MMA development. We ask them
what they need, but make it clear they are the ones who will be
developing and implementing the plans. We do alot of community building
and especially connect the people with traditional management, and
explain in scientific terms why it was effective. This connection with
their past successes seems to really energize them - and especially the
Happy to discuss more if you'd like!
take care and good luck with your work
On 10/28/14, 9:02 AM, dagzav at yahoo.com wrote:
> “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
> ― Winston S. Churchill
> On Monday, October 27, 2014 1:34 PM, Georgina Bustamante <gbustamante09 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear coral scientists and managers,
> I am a reef fish ecologist that coordinates a network of marine protected
> area practitioners and had a vibrant capacity building program for
> strengthening marine managed areas. We expect them to help restore coastal
> ecosystems. We also assist young fishers to transit to alternative
> livelihoods to reduce fishing pressure and become allies of those MMAs.
> Thise young people have decades ahead, so I want (and prefer) to convey
> messages to stimulate their creativity rather than the depressive side of
> their brain. It also keeps me young.
> Do you have any advice for me?
> Georgina Bustamante, Ph.D.
> Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management (CaMPAM) Network and Forum
> The UNEP-CEP capacity building program for MPA managers and stakeholders
> GCFI Board of Directors (www.gcfi.org)
> Hollywood, Florida, USA
> Tel./fax (request) +1 (954) 963-3626
> Mobile +1 (305) 297-6995
> email: gbustamante09 at gmail.com
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