I recently visited the Danajon Bank Double Barrier Reef in the Philippines to investigate what stakeholder groups with interests in fisheries perceive to be the main drivers of fish decline and which conservation strategies are present to mitigate these main drivers. I conducted this research because fish populations are declining in the Danajon Bank and … Continue reading Investigating stakeholder perceptions of resource decline: a case study from the Danajon Bank, Philippines
Principal Investigator: Jeremy Horowitz Supervisors: Professor Bob Pressey, Dr. Georgina Gurney, Dr. Amelia Wenger Danajon Bank is the only double barrier reef in the Philippines, and one of six in the world. It has significant conservation values and faces diverse threats from human activities, both in the marine environment and in nearby catchments that flow … Continue reading Going into the field to determine how perceived drivers of fish populations vary between different stakeholder groups.
Vera, Bob, and colleagues from James Cook University and University of the Philippines recently published a paper in Coastal Management. This study, which was a chapter of Vera’s PhD, looked at various contextual factors that influence management of marine protected area (MPA) networks in the Philippines. By drawing on interactive governance theory, they evaluated how … Continue reading New Paper: Influence of Governance Context on the Management Performance of Marine Protected Area Networks
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 … Continue reading New Paper: Ten things to get right for marine conservation planning in the Coral Triangle
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 … Continue reading Interview on Coral Triangle scale mismatches in MEAM
Vera Horigue, Prof. Bob Pressey, and Prof. Perry Aliño recently published a paper entitled "Evaluating management performance of MPA networks in the Philippines," in Ocean and Coastal Management. This study investigated the management performance of MPA networks managed by small disparate multiple governance units in collaborative partnerships. You can download the paper below, or contact Vera Horigue for a pdf of … Continue reading NEW PAPER: Evaluating management performance of MPA networks in the Philippines
My new paper, Developing Marine Protected Area Networks in the Coral Triangle: Good Practices for Expanding the Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System is now online. The paper appears in a Special Issue of Coastal Management: "Establishing a Region-wide System of Marine Protected Areas in the Coral Triangle". All of the special issue papers have … Continue reading NEW PAPER: Developing Marine Protected Area Networks in the Coral Triangle: Good Practices for Expanding the Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System
UPDATE: Vera’s seminar is now available online. Networks of marine protected areas (MPA) are believed, and to some extent have been proven, to provide higher ecological, social and economic benefits than small, isolated MPAs. However, MPA networks are more complex compared to single MPAs and this complexity includes spatial, ecological, socioeconomic and institutional considerations. Hence, … Continue reading SEMINAR: Vera Horigue – Scaling up to form marine protected area networks: the role of coordination of initiatives and institutional collaborations in the Philippines