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SEMINAR: Jorge Alvarez-Romero – A practical approach to design a network of marine reserves in the Midriff Islands (Gulf of California) considering connectivity and climate change
SEMINAR:  Jorge Alvarez-Romero – A practical approach to design a network of marine reserves in the Midriff Islands (Gulf of California) considering connectivity and climate change

Seminar Title: A practical approach to design a network of marine reserves in the Midriff Islands (Gulf of California) considering connectivity and climate change Where: James Cook University Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville; video-linked to the University of Queensland (GCI Boardroom, Level 7, Gehrmann Building 60 When: Thursday 31st […]

Sharing experiences from landscape approaches: Indonesia, Australia and PNG
Sharing experiences from landscape approaches: Indonesia, Australia and PNG

Jeff Sayer and Intu Boedhihartono (JCU Cairns) organised a workshop to talk to conservation academics and practitioners about landscape approaches to conservation, using knowledge and case studies from Indonesia, northern Australia and PNG. The workshop was hosted at JCU’s Daintree Rainforest Observatory in Far North Queensland. Attendees came from universities (academics and students from JCU, […]

New Paper: Ten things to get right for marine conservation planning in the Coral Triangle
New Paper: Ten things to get right for marine conservation planning in the Coral Triangle

A couple of years ago, a group of us (Rebecca Weeks, Bob Pressey, Jo Wilson, Vera Horigue, Maurice Knight, Rene Acosta, Rene Abesamis, & Jamal Jompa) got together to discuss why systematic conservation planning still remains under-utilised in the Coral Triangle region, despite being widely recognised and applied as best practice elsewhere. The results of […]

“The Future of Coral Reefs” Symposium Videos!
“The Future of Coral Reefs” Symposium Videos!

Here’s a few presentations from Conservation Planning Group folks at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Annual Symposium “The Future of Coral Reefs”. Marine turtles in a changing world – Mariana Fuentes Preparing for the next rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef – Bob Pressey Managing the World Heritage values of the […]

New paper: Adaptive management of marine mega-fauna in a changing climate
New paper:  Adaptive management of marine mega-fauna in a changing climate

A new paper has been published by Mariana Fuentes, Bob Pressey and colleagues on the adaptive management of marine mega-fauna in a changing climate, in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. The paper discusses the approaches necessary for each step of an adaptive management cycle to be implemented to manage marine mega-fauna in a […]

Happening now: ATBC 2014!
Happening now: ATBC 2014!

The conservation planning group are currently in Cairns for the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Check out our symposium: Innovations in conservation planning in the Asia-Pacific region THURSDAY 23rd July, 9.15am – 14.45, Hall A Featuring these talks, and more! 0930–0945 Vanessa Adams Prioritizing management in protected areas: a […]

Happening now: SCBO 2014!
Happening now: SCBO 2014!

The conservation planning group are currently in Suva, Fiji for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania meeting. Follow our tweets at #SCBO2014 for news from the conference! Here’s Mel talking about her phd research!

Protected area network planning in Pohnpei
Protected area network planning in Pohnpei

Last week I was in Pohnpei, Micronesia, to help the wonderful folks at The Nature Conservancy and the Conservation Society of Pohnpei to facilitate a state-wide protected area network planning workshop (Pohnpei is one of four states in the Federated States of Micronesia). Previous conservation planning initiatives have produced impressive results on paper, but have […]

Society for Conservation Biology – Oceania meeting is approaching!
Society for Conservation Biology – Oceania meeting is approaching!

Bula vinaka! Ten members of The Conservation Planning Group will be attending The Society for Conservation Biology – Oceania meeting in Fiji on July 9 – 11th 2014. The theme of this year is “Resilient island ecosystems and communities” and three sub-themes will be addressed: “Vulnerable ecosystems, communities and species“, “Adaptive & community-based management of socio-ecological […]

About Us
Our core group of researchers, led by Prof. Bob Pressey, is based at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, Australia. We collaborate widely with conservation biologists and practitioners worldwide.

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