Link here to the journal. Here is my copy of the PDF: Dunning, Kelly Heber (2014) “Ecosystem Services and Community Based Coral Reef Management regimes in Post Blast-fishing Indonesia.” Thanks to my supervisors, Dr. Larry Susskind, and Dr. Porter Hoagland for help revising.
I just recently wrapped up several weeks of fieldwork in Malaysia’s Tioman Island. Tioman is a major dive tourism destination located in a government designated Marine Park some 20 years old. With dozens of reefs to dive, I had two major components to my field work: take representative ecological surveys of some of the mostContinue reading “Coral reef communities: the Malaysian experience”
In yesterday’s post I examined how a community-based management scheme for a marine reserve on the Bay Islands in Honduras attempted consensus-building. In actuality it empowered elites in the community and not the poorest people living subsistence lives. The problems here is that these natural resource management paradigms are praised as empowerment tools by manyContinue reading “Part II: Community-based natural resource management and building consensus”
In recent years, the idea of local communities managing their natural resources has gained traction in the donors circuit, mainly in the World Bank. Touted benefits include improved livelihoods, improved state of the resources, development of village-level infrastructure, and an increase in their political voices. I look at two case studies over the next twoContinue reading “Community-Based Coral Reef Management”