For the week of 26 October 2015
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
PLoS ONE has published, What Happens after Conservation and Management Donors Leave? A Before and After Study of Coral Reef Ecology and Stakeholder Perceptions of Management Benefits. The authors examined the management of the coral reefs of Tanga, Tanzania, which received funding from 1994-2007 to recover from dynamite fishing and other destructive practices. Of note: "the social-ecological results suggest that increased compliance with gear restrictions is largely responsible for the improvements in reef ecology." You may access the full-text using the link above.
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-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager