[Coral-List] Upcoming webinar by Jeremy Jackson about Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012 report
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Dear Coral Listers,
Many of you may be interested in the upcoming webinar in the NOAA National
MPA Center's webinar series. Jeremy Jackson will be presenting on the new
Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012 report. You can
register for the webinar
Date/time and more detailed description of the report/webinar topic below.
Please share with other interested colleagues.
Thursday, December 11, 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm GMT
Restoring the Resilience of Caribbean Coral Reefs by Jeremy Jackson of the
Smithsonian Institution and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr.
Jackson will present on the new report Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral
Reefs: 1970-2012. The report is a result of a three-year joint effort of the
International Coral Reef Initiativeâs (ICRI) Global Coral Reef Monitoring
Network (GCRMN), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
(IUCN), and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). It is the
most detailed and comprehensive study of its kind published to date and is
the result of the work of nearly 200 experts over the course of three years.
Average Caribbean coral cover declined by half but varies greatly among
locations with some sites showing little or no decline. The principal
drivers of reef degradation so far have been local impacts of overfishing
and coastal development that are potentially reversible by local action.
Banning destructive fishing and strengthening coastal zone management would
increase resilience of Caribbean reefs to the inevitable future impacts of
climate change. Download the report at
Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center,
OpenChannels.org, and MPA News. Register for the webinar at
Sarah D. Carr
Marine Ecosystems and Management
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