This project supports in-country EDGE Fellows to help conserve relevant EDGE species
This project will investigate the use of Marine Protected Areas for conserving three EDGE coral species in the Seychelles. It will investigate the presence/absence of the three species on carbonate and granitic reefs within Protected Areas. It will compare size distribution of EDGE corals within and outside of MPAs to establish whether MPAs are sufficient to protect these corals. Surveys will be carried out at two different depths to compare EDGE coral depth preference, to provide information to the government on the effectiveness of MPAs, for EDGE corals.
NGO dedicated to working with local communities to conserve threatened marine environments.
A marine Research Officer working on the effectiveness of MPAs in protecting three EDGE coral species.
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