Palau reefs excellent compared to others in region

Matangi Tonga October 20, 2020   Palau’s reefs had the highest coral cover observed on the Global Reef Expedition—says the latest report from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, undertaking the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. …

Palau’s coral reefs found to have high coral cover

Guam Pacific Daily News USA Today Network October 24, 2020   Researchers discovered Palau’s reefs have among the highest amount of live coral across ecosystems worldwide, according to the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.   Over the course of …

Palau’s Coral Reefs: A Jewel of the Ocean

International Coral Reef Institute (ICRI) Monitoring News October 21, 2020   The latest report from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation finds Palau’s reefs had the highest coral cover observed on the Global Reef Expedition—the largest coral reef survey …

The state of coral reefs in the Solomon Islands

Phys.org June 29, 2020     Scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) have published a report on the status of coral reefs in the Solomon Islands. Released today, the Global Reef Expedition: Solomon Islands Final Report …

Overfishing Highlighted in State of our Coral Reefs Report

Solomon Times by Georgina Kekea July 1, 2020 Aside from providing mush needed protein, inshore fishery is an important source of income for local fisherman. A report in 2015 suggests that inshore fishery is worth close to SBD$90 million annually. …

Coral reefs in New Caledonia provide hope for the future

Earth.com by Chrissy Sexton  June 2, 2020 Survey of the State of Coral Reefs in the Solomon Islands   A report from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) is providing new hope for the future of the world’s …

Global Reef Expedition: Mission to Tonga

MarineLink by Alexandra Dempsey April 16, 2020 Assessing the health of coral reefs in the Kingdom of Tonga Healthy coral reefs provide critical ecosystem services for millions of people globally, but with climate change and anthropogenic stressors, the landscape of …

Protecting Palau’s Reefs

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For thousands of years, Palauans have practiced “bul,” which is a traditional method of ecosystem conservation. In this practice, coastal communities will close areas to fishing and prohibit access for a designated amount of time, though not indefinitely. This traditional practice has become the basis for a large network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Palau. Most marine conservation efforts in Palau are led by individual states, which established their first internationally recognized marine conservation area as far back as the 1950s. Since then, many states have established MPAs and the national government of Palau has implemented large scale MPAs offshore, protecting 80% of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from commercial fishing.