International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Secretariat C/O Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority P.O. Box 1379 Townsville QLD 4810 Australia
Local ownership of issues and solutions are key elements of successful environmental management. This theme will explore how community involvement in management can improve community understanding of coral reef issues leading to community driven solutions in both developed and developing countries.
Assessing the effectiveness of management actions in protected areas is about how well management is protecting the area's values and to what extent management goal and objectives are being met. This theme will explore the utility of evolving management effectiveness tools, particularly current IUCN framework, in developed and developing countries.