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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 […]

Conservation and development plan for the Daly catchment, Northern Territory
Conservation and development plan for the Daly catchment, Northern Territory

Researchers from the Catchment to Coast planning team are designing a regional conservation and development plan for the Daly catchment in the Northern Territory. The plan aims to define which areas are most important to people, what they like to do there and how important the catchment is to people’s livelihoods. As part of the […]

Interview on Coral Triangle scale mismatches in MEAM
Interview on Coral Triangle scale mismatches in MEAM

The current edition of Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) features an article on mismatches between the scale of ecosystems and the scale of management, and how practitioners are addressing this challenge. Rebecca Weeks discusses the potential for marine protected area networks to address scale mismatches in the Coral Triangle / Pacific Islands regions. There are […]

Do you influence natural resource management in Northern Australia?
Do you influence natural resource management in Northern Australia?

Researchers from the conservation planning group are studying how organisations involved in natural resource management (NRM) collaborate with one another. People participating in the study will benefit from a better understanding of the networks available to them, and how to better access or share information and other resources to improve NRM. The results will also […]

CONVERSATION PIECE: The $40 million Reef Trust is a good start, but it could be better
The Reef Trust discussion paper suggests a focus on eradicating crown-of-thorns and water quality - no mention of climate change or port developments. John Turnbull/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA

Melissa Bos has a piece just out in The Conversation. ” In the midst of harsh cuts to Great Barrier Reef management and research, including cuts to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Department of Environment has proposed a new A$40 million Reef Trust. While the Reef Trust will […]

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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