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Coral nursery project in Little Cayman: enhancing resilience and natural capacity of coral reefs in the UKOTs


Ref: DPLUS010
Type: Darwin Plus
Project Leader: Carrie Manfrino
Lead Institution: Central Caribbean Marine Institute
Host Country Institutions: Gov of Cayman Islands
Start Date: 2013-04-01
End Date: 2015-03-31
Funding: £41,631.00
Website: http://reefresearch.org/conservation/ccmi-conservation-projects/
Status: Completed
Regions: UKOT
Countries: Cayman Islands
Purpose: CCMI’s project aims to improve the biological diversity and architectural structure of the UKOTs’ reefs by establishing the first coral nursery in the Cayman Islands. This conservation project will directly improve the health of the reef ecosystem by multiplying the current wild coral population, providing high-quality habitats for an abundance of fish and invertebrates and seeking new methods to adapt to climate change impacts. By developing local knowledge and capacity, this project aims to establish coral gardening as a viable conservation practice and will develop an outplanting strategy that considers the effects of Ocean Acidification on the local environment.
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Documents:
Title: DPLUS010 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: DPLUS010 HR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS010 HR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS010 AR1 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]