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Florida Reef Resilience Conference 2008: Resilience Strategies

Created: 6/19/2008 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Abstract

The final session of the conference involved participants working in small groups to develop ideas that coral reef managers and users could employ to protect the region's reefs from the threats of climate change. Each of six groups discussed a set of strategies and ranked those they considered most useful. This is the total list and rankings of all the strategies.  Conference planners hope this list of strategies, developed by reef managers, anglers, conservationists, dive operators, students and public officials will broaden the discussion about how to protect reefs.
 

Published On

Friday, June 20, 2008

Keywords

Scale: 
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Education / Outreach
Tourism / Recreation
Wildlife
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Biodiversity
Ocean acidification
Storms or extreme weather events
Tourism
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Governance and Policy
Taxonomic Focus: 
Corals
Fishes
Climate Type: 
Subtropical

Related Resources

Florida Reef Resilience Program

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Research
Tourism / Recreation
Summary: 

The Nature Conservancy, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, initiated the Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP) in 2004 to study the health of the Florida Reef tract from the Dry Tortugas to Port St. Lucie.

A Climate Change Action Plan for the Florida Reef Tract (2010-2015)

This photo has been released into the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. No endorsement by licensor implied.

Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Summary: 

Coral reefs are extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts, especially when combined with existing stresses such as land-based sources of pollution, habitat degradation, and overfishing. EcoAdapt has been working on a climate change action plan for Florida's reefs as result of the Reef Resilience conference recommendations in 2008.

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