Capacity Building for Coral Reef Conservation and Management

The 2000 Mass Coral Bleaching Event in Fiji

As part of its efforts to build capacity for reef conservation and management, the Coastal Resources Center and the Reefcheck Foundation worked with local dive operators and researchers to document and assess the ecological impacts of the mass coral bleaching event that occurred in Fiji in 2000. Coral mortality in some areas was severe, exceeding 80% of live coral cover.