[Coral-List] reef restoration global participation list

Nohora Galvis icri.colombia at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 16:38:20 EDT 2017

Deer Wall,

It would be interesting to learn from the successful stories that
have recovered 80-100% coral reefs in # decades. Please share those.

Good to evaluate the effectiveness comparing between coral farming
and/or reef restoration projects on a global scale.

The restoration projects should consider the goal of reaching ecosystem
integrity, besides biodiversity, colony sizes, ecosystem services etc.

The oportunity costs should be considered in the selection of projects
that justify unsustainable development with restoration projects. Also
it is necessary to learn from the time and spatial scales for recovery
of the coral reef integrity, function and structure in the scenario of
global climate change when all the other anthropogenic (local) threats
are minimized.

2017-08-18 4:22 GMT-05:00, Walt Smith <walt at waltsmith.com>:
> Hi Everyone,
> There has been a lot of response to my request to find out how many
> organizations are involved in Coral farming and/or reef restoration
> projects
> on a global scale.
> I got numerous responses and for that I thank you all.
> However, it became apparent that there is no conclusive list being recorded
> at this time. The responses varied from several that some of you knew about
> to one suggesting 100 - 200 actively involved. To be honest, this is what I
> expected even though I was hoping for something a little more.
> Many of you that responded requested that I share the information with you
> if I was able to acquire it.
> Perhaps it is time to consider some sort of central directory where
> organizations (who were involved in this activity) could simply list their
> name, country and website. After that any reports or data sharing
> information (nonproprietary of course) could be reported under your
> listing.
> >From that directory we could contact each other.
> I have watched this activity grow from a small epicenter to a global effort
> in the last 19 years. The ability to share information regarding success,
> failure, innovation, location, local participation etc based on a single
> source that we could all refer to has the obvious potential to unify our
> efforts and possibly enable us to outpace that which is bearing down on us
> all.
> Thank you,
> Walt Smith, Fiji
> www.adeproject.org <http://www.adeproject.org>
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Cordial saludo,

Nohora Galvis

Directora Observatorio Pro Arrecifes
Fundación ICRI Colombia
Coordinadora Red Internacional de Observadores Voluntarios del Arrecife


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