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Living Planet Report 2018

The Living Planet Report, WWF’s flagship publication released every two years, is a comprehensive study of trends in global biodiversity and the health of the planet. The Living Planet Report 2018 is the twelfth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge.

Informe Galápagos 2015 - 2016 (Spanish)

The Galapagos Report is a compilation of articles covering topics in several environmental themes related to the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Marine Reserve. The scientific report's purpose is to provide all stakeholders of the Galapagos Islands with up-to-date information, analyses and recommendations on a variety of issues that may inform policy and management. Generally, the Galapagos Report is pusblished every two years by the Galapagos National Park Directorate, the Governing Council of Galapagos, the Charles Darwin Foundation and Galapagos Conservancy.

Marine Section Galapagos Report 2015 - 2016

The Galapagos Report is a compilation of articles covering topics in several environmental themes related to the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Marine Reserve. The scientific report's purpose is to provide all stakeholders of the Galapagos Islands with up-to-date information, analyses and recommendations on a variety of issues that may inform policy and management. This marine section of the Galapagos Report 2015 - 2016 contains scientific articles on a variety of marine topics.

Assessing the Effect of Marine Reserves on Household Food Security in Kenyan Coral Reef Fishing Communities

Measuring the success or failure of natural resource management is a key challenge to evaluate the impact of conservation for ecological, economic and social outcomes. Marine reserves are a popular tool for managing coastal ecosystems and resources yet surprisingly few studies have quantified the socialeconomic impacts of marine reserves on food security despite the critical importance of this outcome for fisheries management in developing countries.

Larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef fishes, and implications for marine reserve network design

This article provides its readers with advices on marine network design from the perspective of larval dispersal. The information gathered in this research allows, for the first time, to advice on the size, spacing and location of marine reserves in tropical marine ecosystems in order to maximise benefits for conservation and fisheries management, for a range of species.

Vibrant Oceans: A partnership to rebuild fish populations

The Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative is the largest philanthropic commitment to internationally reform fisheries management. This effort will help Brazil, Chile and the Philippines sustainably manage their fisheries, enhance food security and strengthen local communities. Vibrant Oceans’ groundbreaking approach to fisheries reform has the potential to be scaled to other parts of the world, and to substantially change the way coastal communities and the fishing industry operate.

Fisheries, tourism, and marine protected areas: Conflicting or synergistic interactions?

Brazil - Fish production was high outside the MPA (9.25 t/day), and could be profitable, resulting in reduced fishing pressure, but a faulty market chain prevents this. Fishers involved with coastal tourism had better incomes than those who engaged in only fisheries. Tourism in permitted areas outside the MPA could benefit both fisheries and biodiversity conservation by reducing the time fishers allocate to fishing and by attracting visitors for wildlife viewing.

The Coral Triangle and Climate Change: Ecosystems, People and Societies at Risk

This report provides for a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of climate change in the coral triangle region. Chapter 3 has a specific focus on the economic value of coral triangle fisheries and importance for food security and livelihoods. Chapter 5 provides an economic profile of the coral triangle countries looking at economic and demographic indicators in the context of the Millenium Development Goals.

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