[Coral-List] looking for coral resilience videos

Nohora Galvis icri.colombia at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 16:50:33 UTC 2019

Dear John,

Our Observatory Pro Coral Reefs have access to videos of many coral
reefs of the world. We share some with permission of our local
observers through our social media.

As a director of an NGO in Colombia with 30 years of career dedicated
to evaluate coral reef conservation effectiveness, let me contribute
to your research by saying that there is not point to induce decision
makers to "only" focus on reducing carbon emissions. The message that
the decision makers take from your research may be that they should
reduce supporting protection to coral reefs.

Considering each case study is not necessarily cherry picking. Every
case has their own biophysical characteristics and patterns of use as
well as specific threats and impacts.

Reporting only global threats and/or denying the potential of hidden
or unmanaged local threats may encourage governments and private
developers to justify diminishing protection as it happened in
Australia where the Government released on 21 July 2017, the draft
management plans to significantly reduce high-level or no-take
protection (Marine National Park Zone IUCN II), replacing it with
partial protection (Habitat Protection Zone IUCN IV). Australian
scientists considered that decision making process was not based in
science http://oceansciencecouncil.org/statement/

Better to recommend to stop all local and global threats. That is why
we agree with UNDESA about the urgent need to implement all the Global
SDGs including Dealing with Climate Change #SDG13 Conversion to
Renewable energies #SDG7 and #SDG14 effective Protection to
#LifeBelowWater https://twitter.com/UNDESA/status/1137086830350864386

In fact, we have in Colombia two resilient coral reef areas that are
not protected by the government but from the local community:

If not protected by the fishers' communities #VaraderoColombia would
not exist since 1990. When the plans for dredging it, started (De La
Vega,1990). Therefore local protection did save that coral reef.

Also in #ÁreaMarinaProtegidaArrecifesCapurganáCaboTiburón our worked
of environemntal education with fisher´s community stopped Industrial
fishing and oil exploration taht otherwise would have destroy coral

At present both coral reef areas are Hope Spots within Mission Blue
framework of protection and both are in process to be included as
World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

2019-06-10 11:48 GMT-05:00, Bruno, John via Coral-List
<coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>:
> Dear Steve,
> I don’t have videos, but we did just publish a meta-analysis of field tests
> of the “managed-resilience paradigm” that would presumably be useful to your
> work. It is available here: marxiv.org/ugk4v<https://t.co/LKtmjmRl9r?amp=1>
> (link: https://marxiv.org/ugk4v)
> <https://t.co/LKtmjmRl9r?amp=1>
> (link: https://marxiv.org/ugk4v) <https://t.co/LKtmjmRl9r?amp=1>
> marxiv.org/ugk4v<https://t.co/LKtmjmRl9r?amp=1>Take homes are: 1) local
> protection does not affect coral community resilience to climate change, 2)
> to save reefs we need to reduce carbon emissions.
> Both probably seem obvious to many, and yet numerous NGOs and national reef
> protection plans (e.g. NOAA’s new plan) are based on managed resilience.
> Cheers, JB
> John Francis Bruno
> Professor, Dept of Biology
> UNC Chapel Hill
> www.johnfbruno.com<http://www.johnfbruno.com>
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Cordial saludo,

Nohora Galvis

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

Twitter @ArrecifesCoral e @ICRIcolombia

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