[Coral-List] Symposium on Effective Conservation @ICCB2017

Nohora Galvis icri.colombia at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 09:09:57 EDT 2017

Dear Elisa,

By international and national laws coral reefs should be protected
from local and global threats. Justification of unsustainable
development projects with high mortality "restoration projects" in the
current scenario of climate change would not help to "save the natural
coral reefs". You also concluded that.

The scientific community should be encouraged and empowered to present
their knowldege to preserve the coral reefs that are refuges of
climate change and that are resilient to local threats. Being optimist
means being proactive to promote effective conservation that should be
included in the local and regional plants of development. If that
happens unsustainable developers with still hire scientists to advice
them to find antohter alternatives and to guide them not to destroy
coral reefs.

The symposium is based on case studies.  One of those, the Varadero
Resilient reef that is about to be destroyed by a dredging plan and
the destruction is about to be justified with a "restoration project"
that will consist in breaking very few coral colonies from the 10000
located at South of Cartagena Bay to place them in Horno, where
already the mortality is high and none threats are controlled since as
it is an unprotected area. We visited yesterday the area and verified
the reports of our volunteer reporters within our citizen science
program involving scuba diving operators.

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2017-07-20 23:08 GMT-05:00, elisa.bayraktarov <elisa.bayraktarov at gmx.de>:
> Dear Nohora and Coral List,
> While seeing myself as an advocate for an ecologically, socially and
> economically meaningful conservation of global coral reefs, I think we
> should acknowledge that smart and effective coral conservation will always
> include elements from both protection and restoration.
> There are scenarios under which restoration may be more cost effective and
> provide more benefits than protection over time (see Possingham et al.
> 2015).
> Which approach to use will always depend on the specific situation, whether
> the natural recovery of coral reefs can be supported through management and
> the available budget that we have to actively intervene. I am curious to
> know what the other coral listers think.
> At the ICCB2017 in Cartagena, I will present a 'Synthesis on coral reef
> restoration efforts' in the symposium on Policy and Practice on Tuesday 25th
> 11:30 - 13:00 in Arsenal.
> Further readings can be found here:
> https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elisa_Bayraktarov/publication/317631929_Response_to_%27Rebutting_the_inclined_analyses_on_the_cost-effectiveness_and_feasibility_of_coral_reef_restoration%27/links/5949d4e44585158b8fd5c015/Response-to-Rebutting-the-inclined-analyses-on-the-cost-effectiveness-and-feasibility-of-coral-reef-restoration.pdf
> http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/15-1077/full
> Looking forward to catching up at ICCB!
> CheersElisa
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
> -------- Original message --------From: Nohora Galvis
> <icri.colombia at gmail.com> Date: 20/7/17  01:35  (GMT+10:00) To: Coral-List
> <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> Subject: [Coral-List] Symposium on
> Effective Conservation @ICCB2017
> Dear 9,400 members of the Coral-List,
> The ICCB2017 is starting soon in Cartagena, we will moderate the
> knowledge café on "Voices of Conservation" Monday at 14:30.
> We will also have a Panel to discuss threats to coral reef
> preservation as a natural ecosystem as organizers of the Symposium on
> Effective Conservation.
> We will not refer to restauration as building one coral species as
> that is a theme for other kind of meetings on artificial reefs because
> for us Active Conservation involves the unanimous recommendations in
> the abstracts to protect effectivley the coral reef refuges such
> #VaraderoColombia and stop / diminish the local and global threats as
> the way to effectively save more coral reefs with a natural ecosytem
> function with multi-species complex structure keeping the
> #OceanOptimism #ConservationOptimism #GlobalBehaviorChange
> #GlobalBehaviOURchange
> Specifically we invite you to attend the first talk of the Symposium
> 157 on Tuesday 25th of July to be aware of the Psychosocial Phenomena
> some coral reef scientist are facing, such as the bystander effect and
> diffusion of responsibility when they are less likely to offer help in
> conservation campaigns leaving other leaders to take action. The
> priorities of some coral reef scientists are measured with units of
> USD $$ as they receive funding to justify unsustainable development
> allowing coral reef destruction while they offer "SAVING THE REEF" by
> breaking some coral colonies to paste them some place else without
> futher monitoring to follow the survivorship, morbility and high
> mortality of ALL taxonomic groups at the natural coral reef ecosystem.
> The coral reef divers who want to join us at diving at
> #CoralesBahíaCartagena #ClimateChangeRefuge please contact me as I am
> staying at
> http://www.coralesdeindias.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3KKthdWV1QIVxySBCh2PJgTkEAAYASAAEgJeHfD_BwE
> --
> Cordial saludo,
> Nohora Galvis
> Directora Observatorio Pro Arrecifes
> Fundación ICRI Colombia
> Coordinadora Red Internacional de Observadores Voluntarios del Arrecife
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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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