The Effect of Macroalgal Overgrowth on the Growth Rate and Survival of Coral Recruits in Honduras
Dr Peter Raines
CCC - Coral Cay Conservation
Host Country Institutions:
Bay Islands Conservation Association (BICA), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH), Cooporacion Hondurena de Desarrollo Forestal (COHDEFOR)
Using techniques that can be continued after the project, to provide a clear understanding of the spatio-temporal patterns of coral recruitment at 2 study sites around RoatŠn in order to improve the understanding, regeneration and management of biodiverse reefal resources via the optimal design of marine protected areas.
(i) Project training materials and field guides.
(ii) Database and reference collection.
(iii) Trained Hondurans to continue work.
(iv) Project review and results dissemination.
(v) Action plan to incorporate results into new and existing reserves.
Related Projects: The Waria Valley Community Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods Programme
, Marine Research Programme at Turneffe Atoll, Belize