Enhancing Community Managment of Marine Resources through Coral Reef Monitoring in Vanuatu
The Vanuatu coral Reef, a vital ecosystem for 80 % population living in subistence lifestyles is threatend by increasing human activities, impacts of Climate change and tectonic movements, that result mortality of coral reef over large areas. The project will build local islands community capacity to monitor their coral reef ecosystems for their management decisions and implementation. The project will introduce simple monitoring techniques to 17 local communities on 10 islands through trainings so to monitor the reef ecosystem with their local areas and analyse the results for their local subsistence fisheries and Locally managed Protected areas management decisions. Monitoring Results collected will also be contributing results to National Reef Monitoring database that reports to the Global Reef Monitoring Data system.
Reef Check Vanuatu
Area Of Work:
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
17 local communities on 10 islands will be participating in the project within 17 marine sites.
Capacity - Building Component
Simple Reef Check monitoring techniques will be introduce through training to local community members for their local monitoring and collection of data. Followp visits to sites where training has been done to assess the community uptake of monitoring.
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