Restoration Hub

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The Resilience Hub has been created to share key messages about Resilience-based Management (RBM) and its benefits, promote effective implementation of RBM through policy and planning, facilitate networking and encourage cooperation among ICRI members.

Resilience-based management (RBM) is a management approach that uses knowledge of current and future drivers influencing ecosystem function to prioritize, implement, and adapt management actions that sustain ecosystems and human well-being (Mcleod et al. 2019). The main goal of RBM is to identify and prioritize management actions that enhance ecosystem resilience, which is the capacity of a system to absorb or withstand stressors so that the system maintains its structure and functions in the face of disturbance and change and can adapt to future challenges 1.

Put simply, RBM aims to identify and prioritise management actions that build the reef’s capacity to withstand and recover from disturbances.

In practice, this means:

  • understanding how a coral reef ecosystem is likely to respond to impacts and different scales and using this knowledge to adapt management actions
  • protecting the processes and species that support its function and integrity
  • reducing local threats to reefs 
  • supporting ecosystem recovery processes
  • supporting human dimensions, including by developing alternative livelihoods and building adaptive capacity

Explore the Resilience Hub to find valuable information on why Resilience-Based Management is needed, critical resources and the latest news.