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Managing marine resources is a challenge for communities around the globe. On the Global Reef Expedition, we had the opportunity to visit protected and unprotected reefs in both remote locations and those regularly used by humans. The degree of protection varied, but we found that areas with the highest protection had the healthiest reefs.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a tool commonly used by governments and communities to manage their marine resources. An MPA can have varying degrees of regulations, including no-take and no-entry where no fishing is allowed and entrance into the park is not permitted, to varying permitted use that regulate the fishing and use practices. Some of the countries we visited, such as Australia (Northern Great Barrier Reef), Palau, and New Caledonia have large human populations utilizing the reefs and have prioritized establishing large protected and managed areas to conserve their nearshore reef systems.
Scuba Diver Magazine by Adrian Stacey March 6, 2020 The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) has published their latest findings from the Global Reef Expedition—the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. Released today, the …
On our return to Fiji, government officials receiving our scientific results, discussed the benefits of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). When we collected the data for our research, we saw first hand how an MPA can transform the marine environment. Marine Protected …
Decades ago on the Fijian island named Totoya, Roko Sau Kubunanavanua and his wife had a stillborn baby. The baby was buried at sea and henceforth the channel leading to the island was labeled as “sacred passage” or Daveta Tabu. …
Farasan Islands Benthic Habitat Assessment and Mapping – Farasan Islands Marine Protected Area, May 2006 Preliminary Field Report A collaborative expedition between Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD) and the Regional …
In The Conversation by Sam Purkis, University of Miami The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches with incredible bird life rim tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles …
University of Miami, News@TheU By Janette Neuwahl Tannen March 19, 2021 In his travels around the world to survey and map coral reefs, Sam Purkis, a professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has witnessed firsthand …
This scientific paper, by KSLOF scientists Alex Dempsey and Sam Purkis, shows how they used data-based methods to develop the first comprehensive oceanic and marine bioregions for the South Pacific. These marine bioregions enable the design of ecologically representative national marine protected areas in Pacific nations.
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation worked with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to inform marine spatial planning in Fiji, Tonga, and the Solomon Islands using data collected on the Global Reef Expedition. In many small …
At the beginning of September Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation Director of Communications, Alison Barrat, participated in the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Site Managers conference in the Galapagos Islands. The conference brought together managers of the most special marine …