Starting on the 3rd of November 2019, the journey to Pemba involved lugging massive bits and pieces of equipment which gave the team an unforgettable journey which ended with a trip onboard a tiny Cessna caravan leaping from Unguja to Pemba island which was thrilling but surprisingly smooth. Two hours later, […]
This week the Convention on Biological Diversity is running marine consultations for the new ‘Global Biodiversity Framework’ for 2021-2030, under the umbrella of its Vision for 2050, “living in harmony with nature”. CORDIO is contributing to this ‘post-2020‘ process with two primary inputs based on the experience of coral reefs […]
At the recently held inception workshop, the WIO GCRMN benthic and fish datasets were identified as key datasets to undertake the 2019 Red List of Ecosystems of coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean (see workshop report here). The GCRMN datasets were compiled with support from the Indian Ocean Commission’s 5-year […]
Disentangling drivers of the abundance of coral reef fishes in the western Indian Ocean This recent paper led by Melita Samoilys has just been published in Ecology and Evolution; her blog provides a synopsis. Climate change is an increasingly acute pressure on coral reefs and combined with fishing is changing […]
The Ocean Health Index (OHI) is a scientific framework used to measure how healthy oceans are. It is the first integrated assessment framework that scientifically combines key biological, physical, economic, cultural and social elements of the ocean’s health. The OHI scores reflect how well coastal regions optimize their potential ocean benefits and services in […]
The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems is a global framework for assessing the status of ecosystems. The assessment will kick-off with a planning and training workshop in Mombasa in March, after which the regional analysis and assessment will be carried out, concluding in September 2019 with a dissemination workshop.