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2007/2008 Reef Check Australia Annual Report

2008 Site Report: Great Barrier Reef Project
Stella, J., Prutzman S., Swansborough, T., Hill, J.

Great Barrier Reef Project: Ten Year Report
Andrews, Z., Clement, A., Hill, J.

Status of Reefs around Magnetic Island, 2003 - 2006
Andrews, Z., Harley, L., Hill, J.

Methods for Ecological Monitoring of Coral Reefs: A Resource for Managers. Version 1. 
Hill, J. and Wilkinson, C., 2004

Abstract: The aim of this book is to help managers of coral reefs select appropriate ecological monitoring programs, protocols and methods for your coral reef management needs. This book was written in response to requests from coral reef managers for advice on monitoring, especially: How monitoring can help management; How to choose the best methods to suit your needs; and The good and bad points and associated costs of a wide range of monitoring methods. Monitoring can be specific or general. There are different management information needs for each coral reef area, so monitoring programs must be designed to include a selection of protocols and methods to meet those needs. The protocols and methods outlined in this book represent the ones most commonly used on coral reefs around the world. Our advice is to use the standard and frequently used methods to monitor your reefs because these have been extensively tested. Using standard methods also means that you will be able to compare the status of your coral reefs with other reefs at regional and global scales.

Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2004

Abstract: The Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2004 report documents how human activities continue to be the primary cause of the global coral reef crisis. The report details many new initiatives aimed at reversing this degradation such as by conserving the biodiversity, the economic value and beauty of coral reefs.

The report recognises that the major stresses to coral reefs are: natural forces that they have coped with for millions of years; direct human pressures, including sediment and nutrient pollution from the land, over-exploitation and damaging fishing practices, engineering modification of shorelines; and the global threats of climate change causing coral bleaching, rising sea levels and potentially threatening the ability of corals to form skeletons in more acid waters.

If reefs are to survive as our natural heritage, we need to act locally to reduce direct human impacts and, globally, to combat greenhouse emissions.

Previous editions of Status of Coral Reefs of the World.

Reef Check Vanuatu Report, July - August 2004
Hill, J.

Vanuatu Key Findings

Vanuatu Workshop Overview

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