The 2016 International Coral Reef Management and Leadership Program brought together coral reef managers and leaders from the Caribbean, Pacific, and Indian oceans.Read More
We are excited to welcome the 2016 Australia Awards Fellows who will be attending the 2016 Coral Reef Management and Leadership Program in the Great Barrier Reef this October. We have an impressive line-up of experts in coral reef management, tropical marine science, and leadership training to ensure a challenging and enriching development opportunity for all involved. In total, 15 current and future leaders in coral reef and tropical marine management will be converging on Townsville from 9 October. We cant wait!
Planning for 2016 Reef Management & Leadership program is now under wayRead More
"We use nature because it is valuable. We lose it because it is free.” This quote by Pavan Sukhdeve of UNEP captures the paradox of our relationship with nature. We clearly need to better value the benefits we receive from marine ecosystems, but in a way that avoids pitfalls like commodifying nature.Read More
Renewable energy is a sustainable activity that is a huge opportunity for our generation with economic, environmental, social and political benefits. I am proud to say that I am part of a small team who are serious about working collaboratively and making a difference and we have taken a step along the journey by organising a Renewable Reef Futures workshop in Townsville on Townsville 15 October.Read More
For three weeks in June 2015, Reef Ecologic held a training program in North Queensland, Australia to provide a template for filling this gap. Titled “Coral Reef Management for Sustainable Development,” the program brought 12 marine park managers from the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans to the shores of the Great Barrier Reef to learn the latest in coral reef research, management and leadership.Read More
Zoë Routh of Inner Compass reflects on her experience running a four-day leadership program for an extraordinary group of coral reef leaders, from three different oceans. Reef Ecologic is hosting the Coral Reef Fellowship, first of its kind in far north Queensland. I was touched by the conversations, the stories, and the challenges each of these ocean leaders face in being custodians, caretakers, and advocates for healthy marine life.Read More
The future for coral reefs everywhere depends on the ability of decision-makers to recognize and make choices that will maximize the contribution of the Reef to social and economic wellbeing while protecting and restoring its natural capital, and thus sustain the benefits derived from coral reefs long into the future.Read More