NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program's satellite data provide current reef environmental conditions to quickly identify areas at risk for coral bleaching, where corals lose the symbiotic algae that give them their distinctive colors. If a coral is severely bleached, disease and partial mortality become likely, and the entire colony may die.
Continuous monitoring of sea surface temperature at global scales provides researchers and stakeholders with tools to understand and better manage the complex interactions
This is the final version of the short video about the launching of the women's environmental monitors network. Please do follow the link.
This video features conservation leaders, community activists, and government experts from Vanuatu sharing their experience and knowledge with fellow Ni-Vanuatu. Designed as a resource tool for communities who are responding to climate change, economies of scale, and population pressures, it addresses food security, natural resource use, and the importance of community managed conservation areas. Please follow the link.
official MACBIO Project website
Ocean acidification is one of the most worrying impacts climate change will have on the Reef. This is a highly complex topic and this animation does not explain the process in detail, rather uses a characters experience of this phenomenon to illicit an emotional understanding that ocean acidification will alter life on coral reefs.
Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) are geographically, ecologically, sociologically and economically diverse. The region is home to an estimated 9.5 million people on islands with a land area of 550,000 km2 surrounded by the largest ocean in the world. Five of SPC’s 22 member PICTs (Fiji Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) account for 90 per cent of this total land area and more than 85 per cent of the population. The region is also home to some of the world’
All about Vanuatu REDD+ initiatives.
The REDD+ readiness process in Vanuatu began in 2007 with the establishment of the Vanuatu Carbon Credits Project (VCCP). Since then, driven initially by the VCCP and subsequently by support provided largely from the German Environment Ministry through GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) under a joint regional programme with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Vanuatu has become a participant country of the World Bank’s Forest Ca