[Coral-List] Inquiry on Caribbean Acropora recovery accomplishments

Margaret Miller m.miller at secore.org
Mon Nov 6 19:37:35 EST 2017

Dear Atlantic/Caribbean Colleagues,

We are writing to inform you of the availability of an inventory of
accomplishments and ongoing projects related to implementing the Recovery
Plan for Acropora palmata and A. cervicornis. The inventory covers
activities conducted through 2017. The intent is to include all activities
throughout the US and Caribbean, but we acknowledge that the inventory is
biased to activities in the US.

If you know of an activity not listed in the inventory that directly
addresses the actions in the Recovery Plan, or have any information that
would supplement a listed activity, please contact Alison Moulding (
alison.moulding at noaa.gov). We will revise and repost the inventory with any
additions received by 27 November 2017.

Background: The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) listed Acropora
palmata and A. cervicornis as threatened under the US Endangered Species
Act in 2006 and published the Recovery Plan in 2015.  The Recovery Plan is
a guidance document that identifies actions needed to recover the
species.The Acropora Recovery Implementation Team (an appointed advisory
body to NMFS) created an inventory of the many accomplishments that have
been made within these recovery actions. The intent is to make this
inventory publicly available and to update it on a regular basis to assist
in prioritizing future recovery efforts and investments.


The Acropora Recovery Implementation Team


Project Inventory (includes summary of Recovery Plan Actions) listed under
“Hot Topics”:


Description of Project Inventory


Full Recovery Plan:

Margaret W. Miller
Research Director
SECORE International
m.miller at secore.org

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