SocMon Resource: Monitoring Site Reports

Socio-economic Monitoring for Coastal Managers of South Asia: Field Trials and Baseline Surveys

South AsiaBy Manish Chandi, Ruhi Deol, Riya Sequiera Shetty  |  2012

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SocMon South Asia is designed for fieldworkers to use at regular intervals and learn with communities about their perceptions of changes taking place on coral reefs and among reef- dependent communities. It utilizes local knowledge cost effectively in identifying issues that may require more extensive action. Such as, detailed biophysical or socio-economic assessment, management intervention, awareness-raising or other guidance, and if regularly used, can serve to track changes over time. The activities also established a South Asia Node for the global GCRMN SocMon network, hosted at IUCN’s Asia Regional Office.