Coral Reef NOAA
 
August 20, 2014  

Goals & Objectives and International Strategy


 

On June 29, 2009, after eight months of collaborative efforts, the CRCP released two reports outlining the twenty-year strategic goals and five-year objectives the CRCP will work towards to effectively address each of the top three threats to coral reef ecosystems, both on domestic and international fronts. These documents provide strategic guidance on the CRCP priorities for FY 2010-2015. They are the end product of a reprioritization process that began with an external program review. To learn more about the process utilized to develop these reports, visit the Threat-based Working Groups page.

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Image of the cover of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation  Program Goals & Objectives 2010-2015.  The cover image is a reef scene with inset photos of threats to reefs, reef users, and reef creatures

Goals & Objectives

To make the most of limited resources and to have the largest impact to reverse general declines in coral reef health, the CRCP is narrowing the focus of its U.S. domestic program and shifting allocation of CRCP resources to taking on-the-ground and in-the-water action. To narrow its range of activities, the CRCP will emphasize efforts on understanding and addressing the top three recognized global threats to coral reef ecosystems: climate change impacts, fishing impacts, and impacts from land-based sources of pollution. The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Goals & Objectives 2010-2015 (pdf, 2.52 mb) provides strategic guidance on the CRCP priorities for FY 2010-2015.

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Image of the cover the NOAA International Coral Reef Conservation Strategy 2010-2015.  The cover is an image of a reef scene with inset photos of threats to reefs, reef users, and reef creatures

International Strategy

To make the most of limited resources and to have the largest impact to reverse general declines in coral reef health, the CRCP is narrowing the focus of its U.S. domestic program and shifting allocation of CRCP resources to taking on-the-ground and in-the-water action. The CRCP is expanding its international presence by becoming more actively involved in coral conservation efforts abroad, primarily in the Pacific, the Coral Triangle region, and the Caribbean. The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program International Strategy 2010-2015 (pdf, 1.5 mb) provides strategic guidance on the CRCP international priorities for FY 2010-2015.

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CRCP Reprioritization