Reef Resilience 2: Building Resilience

Sharing Solutions to Build Resilience into Coral Reefs Around the World

Reef Threats.

Reef Threats.

In 2012, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) expanded a plan to spread an innovative new strategy developed by Dr. Rod Salm of The Nature Conservancy called a Resilience Model to help define and frame resilience in an easily understandable way. This model has evolved over time and continues to be refined.

To reach and influence a critical audience of Marine Park Area managers, the TNC developed a Reef Resilience Toolkit that resides on the Internet and is filled with cutting-edge science and lessons learned at similar projects worldwide. Over the next decade they provided the Resilience Toolkit to 75 percent of marine protected areas in Asia’s “Coral Triangle” and 60 percent of other reef areas globally in order to disseminate tools for use in the field as broadly as possible.

The program continues share the latest innovations and discoveries in the science of coral reef conservation with those who are in charge of Marine Protected Areas globally.

Highlights and Successes:

  • The Baum Foundation provided critical support for this project in 2001 called Reef Resilience (r2) led by Dr. Rod Salm of the Nature Conservancy.
  • After 10 years of hard work and dedication, the project was awarded a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to offer workshops for Trainers to learn about building Resilience into Reef management and expanding the tools available for addressing the impacts of climate change.
  • The Baum Foundation continues to support this program through the funding of reef assessments by Dr. Salm and distribution of their results of the data analysis. In 2012, the Baum provided further support for an assessment of the Palau region.


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