Monitoring Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are an important tool for marine conservation and management; monitoring plays a critical role in managing these MPAs. Monitoring provides the essential information required to make management decisions and determine if the decisions are working. Without monitoring, managers are essentially operating in the dark! This book was written in response to requests from many managers of MPAs from around the world who asked for advice on how to design and implement monitoring programs that can help them manage their MPAs more effectively. This book will help guide you through the literature and many manuals on monitoring
The goals of this book are to:
* Demonstrate how monitoring can play a major role in the effective management of MPAs;
* Provide advice on which monitoring programs to use to facilitate effective management; and
* Demonstrate how monitoring has played an important role in the effective management of MPAs using case studies from around the world.