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Steve Watkins

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Thank you Katie McElhinny for your "Solutionology"!

I would like to thank Katie on the Global Programs team for her great display of Rare's "Solutionology" value over the last week - jumping in with our new Micronesia cohort team to fill lots of the gaps needed to launch the first day of training for the Micronesia cohort this week!  Let's hope the whole team get the chance to display Rare's "Spirit of Celebration" value before this Unviersity Phase #1 is wrapped up!

EcoGov Press Release - With partners, Rare hosts social marketing training for Philippine mayors

“Power of the pitch” applied to natural resource management (NRM) by mayors and municipal officers: Peer to peer learning combines technical and process knowledge with unique social marketing tools

Marine Questions - Responses in Comments Welcome

1.       What are the alternative investments to be made in marine conservation?   And why is investing in community fisheries as important (or more important) as investing in removing trawlers, international treaties, large MPAs on the high seas?    (this second question is critical)
 
2.       How are we so sure that community MPAs with No Take Zones work? And what are we going to learn from our current work that further makes this case?
 
3.       How is what we’re doing different from CI, TNC, WWF, and Environmental Defense?
 
4.       How would proliferation of community-managed No Take Zones really make a difference? How many would be necessary to have a global impact?  
 

Marine Questions - Responses in Comments Welcome

1.       What are the alternative investments to be made in marine conservation?   And why is investing in community fisheries as important (or more important) as investing in removing trawlers, international treaties, large MPAs on the high seas?    (this second question is critical)
 
2.       How are we so sure that community MPAs with No Take Zones work? And what are we going to learn from our current work that further makes this case?
 
3.       How is what we’re doing different from CI, TNC, WWF, and Environmental Defense?
 
4.       How would proliferation of community-managed No Take Zones really make a difference? How many would be necessary to have a global impact?  
 

Check out this article on Marine Protected Areas: Ending the Oceans' 'Tragedy of the Commons'

From the Science Daily Post: Ending the Oceans' 'Tragedy of the Commons'. See the rest of this article at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100914095930.htm

ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2010) — Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical changes in the governance of the world's oceans to rescue them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts.

Based on a successful experiment in Chile, the researchers say a new approach to marine tenure could help to reverse the maritime 'tragedy of the commons' which has led to the depletion of fish stocks worldwide.

Protect corals with networks of small MPAs, U.N. study says

From a Reuters Article found at: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6871LR20100908   Protect corals with reef networks, U.N. study says (Reuters) - The world should safeguard coral reefs with networks of small no-fishing zones to confront threats such as climate change, and shift from favoring single, big protected areas, a U.N. study showed. "People have been creating marine protected areas for decades.

Great article in New Yorker on Over Fishing

See New Yorker article on overfishing attached below.

 

And thanks for Martha Piper for sharing!

Pride in Laos: WCS and Rare help communities reduce threats to National Parks in Laos

By Steve Watkins, Vice President of Rare’s Asia, Pacific, Africa and Caribbean Programs

On a recent visit to Laos, I spent a morning in Luang Prabang, with Rare alumni Soulisak (“Sak”) Vannalath to discuss his experiences as a Rare Pride Campaign Manager and the longer term results since his Pride campaign’s completion in 2006.
It was growing awareness of the success of Sak’s campaign that ultimately lead to Rare’s second campaign in Laos - the Tiger conservation campaign at the Nam Et – Phou Louey National Protected Area near Viengthong, lead by Campaign Manager Santi (“Joy “) Saypanya.

New York Times article on MPAs

From NY Times at:  http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/a-last-line-of-defense-national-parks-at-sea/   A Last Line of Defense? National Parks at Sea By SINDYA N.