[Coral-List] Why we are failing to repair coral reefs

Nicole Crane nicrane at cabrillo.edu
Tue Oct 28 12:59:49 EDT 2014

Hi Georgina,

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.
> Coordinator
> 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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