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Webinar on the UNEP and ICRI Coral Reef Restoration Report

Tuesday , January 19, 2021

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Join for a webinar on the United Nations Environment Programme and International Coral Reef Initiative report: “Coral Reef Restoration as a Strategy to Improve Ecosystem Services: A Guide to Coral Restoration Methods”. Prepared by a team of over 20 experts, the report presents an overview of current methods and the best available knowledge in the field of coral reef restoration. A set of recommendations are also provided to assist key actors such as managers, practitioners, policymakers, and funding agencies to make informed decisions in applying coral reef restoration more broadly as an integrated reef management strategy.

In this webinar, the presenters will provide an update of where the field of coral reef restoration is currently, address the debate on the worth of coral reef restoration in the face of climate change, and provide an overview of general, goal-based, and method-based recommendations to improve the application of coral reef restoration as a strategy to improve ecosystem services.

Presenters: Gabriel Grimsditch, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya Dr. Ian McLeod, TropWATER, James Cook University, Australia Dr. Margaux Hein, MER Research and Consulting, Monaco

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Reef Resilience Network, the International Coral Reef Initiative, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the National Environmental Science Programme.