Coral Triangle MPA

The Coral Triangle Center (CTC) is a regional organization based in Indonesia with a focus on capacity development of practitioners in marine conservation. The CTC envisions the rich marine resources and coastal ecosystems of the Coral Triangle to be effectively cared for, to ensure the livelihoods of millions of people, today and in the future, by inspiring the commitment and sharing the knowledge and skills needed by leaders and communities.

In an effort to strengthen local capacity and increase access to information across the Coral Triangle, the CTC is offering this 12-part series designed to teach The Principles of Marine Protected Area Management. The topics of the Coral Triangle MPA Curriculum can be seen below. You can take just one or all twelve topics.

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This course introduces you to the basics of biological diversity and to the Coral Triangle. This triangle contains the highest diversity of coral in the world.

Duration: 25 minutes

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This course focuses on the global threats to marine biodiversity. By recognizing threats to biodiversity you are able to understand and respond appropriately when these threats occur.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Upon completing this course you should be able to recognize different local threats and have some idea of what management measures could be used to address those threats.

Duration: 30 minutes

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This course focuses on population dynamics, the study that analyses and explains changes in the size, age, gender and other characteristics of a population.

Duration: 15 minutes

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This course focuses on Marine Protected Areas (MPA), you will learn about the why, what and how to select an MPA.

Duration: 20 minutes

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This course looks at Marine Protected Areas as tools for protecting marine diversity, fisheries, and tourism.

Duration: 15 minutes

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This course focuses on the different types of zones in MPAs. During this lesson you learn about the basic principles used for selecting a no-take zone, the basic steps to establish zoning, and using the overlay technique to create maps with zoning.

Duration: 10 minutes

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This course focuses on MPA planning, where you will learn about how MPA management strategies and monitoring are linked to threats and conservation priorities. Upon completing this lesson you should be able to understand how conservation action planning is used for MPA planning.

Duration: 15 minutes

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In this course, we continue with Miradi, a user-friendly software program that provides nature conservation practitioners the ability to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their projects in order to more effectively meet their conservation goals.

Duration: 15 minutes

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This course focuses on the importance of stakeholder participation in the planning, implementing and monitoring process in support of the MPA management effectiveness. This course also looks into different types of management approaches, including collaborative management.

Duration: 15 minutes

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This course focuses on the biological monitoring in MPAs. During this lesson you learn about the reason why monitoring is important, the steps to plan a monitoring program, and an example of monitoring methods using Point Intercept Transect.

Duration: 10 minutes

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This course is about the monitoring of community perceptions. During the lesson we explain the concept of perception in the context of MPAs along with the steps to follow when conducting perception monitoring.

Duration: 10 minutes

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