The Status and Trends of Coral Reefs of the Pacific 2017 Report by Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network has been completed, and was launched by UN Environment and SPREP on 27 September 2018 during the 6th National Report Technical Support Regional Workshop held on campus in Apia, Samoa.
Citation Moritz C, Vii J, Lee Long W, Tamelander J, Thomassin A, Planes S (editors). (2018) Status and Trends of Coral Reefs of the Pacific. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.
Fiji country report (Pages 131 – 135 ) Collaborators: Bruce Carlson, Edward Lovell, Antoine de Ramon N’Yeurt, Helen Sykes
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)
This document is part of the status report series of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) founded in 1995 as part of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to document the ecological conditions of coral reefs, to strengthen monitoring efforts, and to link existing organisations and people working with coral reefs around the world.
The GCRMN reports have sought to present the status of coral reefs of the world and of particular regions, the major threats to the reefs and their consequences, and the initiatives undertaken by the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) or other organisational bodies to prevent coral reef decline and to foster coral reef recovery
This regional report is divided into two sections.
Part I provides an overview of the overall status and trends and detailed analyses of the influential factors of coral reef condition in the Pacific. Based on the outcomes, it provides recommendations on several directions to improve coral reef conservation.
Part II (i.e. country reports) provides detailed analyses of the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems in each of the 19 countries, states, and territories for which we gathered the data. Each country report includes maps indicating all locations monitored, a table of data sources, a brief paragraph with information on the country, a timeline of ecologically important events reported, and relevant references. Each country report was compiled in consultation with local experts.
Fiji Country Report
Fiji country report (Pages 131 – 135 ) Collaborators:Bruce Carlson, Edward Lovell, Antoine de Ramon N’Yeurt, Helen Sykes
In the executive summary (page 25) a graph of coral cover related to herbivory is drawn from surveys conducted at Waitabu Marine Park, Taveuni, Fiji Islands.
More information on this study can be obtained from Helen Sykes, [email protected]