Climate Scientist on Community-Based Climate Adaptation

We recently launched our new Community-Based Climate Adaptation module which complies the latest scientific guidance and tools to help managers assess social and ecological vulnerability to climate change and other stressors. We interviewed Lizzie McLeod, our lead climate adaptation scientist, to learn about the importance of community-based climate adaptation and some of the associated benefits. Check out our conversation below! […]


Lead Scientist, Lizzie McLeod on Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change

Climate change affects individuals, communities, and entire ecosystems, but its impacts are not evenly distributed. Around the world, women are disproportionally impacted by poverty, political disenfranchisement and are oftenmore reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods, making gender a critical component of climate vulnerability. At the same time, bringing women into climate science and decision-making […]

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How Scientists Can Inform Marine Resource Management

How will improving understanding of marine ecosystems lead to better management and conservation?  One of our lead scientists, Dr. Elizabeth McLeod,  provides helpful tips for marine scientists on how to make their research more useful for managers. Read the article.


Year in Review

In 2016, The Reef Resilience Network convened hundreds of marine resource managers, scientists, and decision-makers to inspire greater collaboration, share cutting-edge resilience science, and improve management decisions. The International Coral Reef Symposium and World Conservation Congress offered ideal venues to further this work, as well as share lessons learned during the Network’s ten years. Notable […]

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Looking for some thought-provoking resilience reads? Here are 5 recommended resilience papers from 2015-2016

Bright Spots Among the World’s Coral Reefs Marine Protected Areas Increase Resilience Among Coral Reef Communities Synergistic Impacts of Global Warming on the Resilience of Coral Reefs Building Coral Reef Resilience Through Assisted Evolution Operationalising Resilience for Adaptive Coral Reef Management Under Global Environmental Change

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How do I join the Network Forum?

Follow these easy steps to join the Reef Resilience Network Forum, an interactive online community of coral reef managers and practitioners from around the world. Fill out and submit the registration form here. Your membership will be approved within 24 hours. (Please note: you will receive an email with a link to confirm your approval). Log […]


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Restoration and Reef Resilience: Your Input is Needed

We are happy to announce that new coral restoration information and resources are coming soon to the Reef Resilience online toolkit and we’d like to hear from you! Please take this short survey and let us know what you need to be more effective in your work on coral restoration. Because your response is important to […]

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New Network Resources: Spotlight on the Western Indian Ocean

This month we’re highlighting recently developed case studies and webinars about coral reef and fisheries research and management strategies from the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). In showcasing management actions undertaken in the region, we hope to prompt ideas and inspire WIO managers and practitioners, as well as managers around the world. Happy reading and watching!

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Local Action For Global Coral Reef Conservation

The Nature Conservancy, NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, and seven US coral reef jurisdictions completed a $10 million six-year partnership that supported the effective management and protection of coral reefs.

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WE ARE 10!!!

Can you believe it? A decade ago, TNC – with the support of partners AROUND THE WORLD– launched the Reef Resilience Network, creating what would grow to become a global network of resource managers sharing ideas, experiences, and expertise to effectively manage our coral reefs and reef fisheries.