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This guidebook provides practical tips on how to best bring together the worlds of science and decision-making.
Coral Health Index: Measuring Coral Community Health
Adaptive management of coral reef communities will be most effective if a
reliable annual indicator of community health is available to resource
managers and policymakers. The Coral Health Index (CHI) is such a tool.
Living with the Sea: Local Efforts Buffer Effects of Global Change
This reader-friendly, richly illustrated 20-page booklet examines the role of marine managed areas (MMAs) in restoring and sustaining healthy oceans, particularly the importance of local management efforts.
People and Oceans: Managing Marine Areas for Human Well-being
This 20-page booklet examines the role of people in marine managed areas (MMAs), including the human well-being benefits and challenges of MMAs, and how socioeconomic conditions affect success.
Marine Managed Areas: What, Why, and Where
This reader-friendly, richly illustrated 16-page booklet defines marine managed areas (MMAs) and discusses the challenges of implementation.
Economic Incentives for Marine Conservation (PDF, 1.7 MB)
This 40-page guidebook provides recommendations on how to select and implement incentive-based solutions: buyouts, conservation agreements, and alternative livelihoods.
Case Studies of Three Economic Incentive Approaches in Marine Conservation (PDF, 0.8 MB)
This document contains summaries of case studies of three different approaches to providing marine resource users with incentives for conservation: buyouts, conservation agreements, and alternative livelihoods. These case studies informed the volume entitled Economic Incentives for Marine Conservation (see above).
Socioeconomic Conditions Along the World’s Tropical Coasts: 2008
This report synthesizes data from individual socioeconomic assessments to quantify and qualify regional and global dependence on coral reef resources, perceptions of resource conditions, threats to marine and coastal resources, and support for marine management strategies such as marine protected areas.
Economic Values of Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Seagrasses: A Global Compilation (PDF, 0.6 MB)
This booklet compiles the results of a wide variety of economic valuation studies on coral reef and related ecosystems around the world, with a focus on the following ecosystem goods and services: tourism, fisheries, coastal protection, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration.
Seafood Guide for Belize (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Fish catches in Belize have
declined in recent decades, and most of the large fishes are gone. This
pamphlet enables consumers in Belize to support sustainable fisheries by making educated choices about
seafood at restaurants and on fishing trips.
Understanding Your Marine Environment Using Indicator Species - Fiji (PDF, 8.3 MB)
Fishes of Coiba National Park - Panama (0.8 MB)
Coiba National Park Calendar - Panama (PDF, 3.3 MB)