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Coral Finder Toolkit 2.0 in English and Bahasa Indonesia released

December 15, 2014 by  
Filed under blog, News

The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program is pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of the Coral Finder Toolkit – now available in English and Bahasa Indonesia. This release is an important landmark for our organisation which has come a long way since we launched our dream of practical, easy-to-grasp tools for coral […]

Training the Trainers

September 25, 2013 by  
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The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program (CICBP) is pleased to announce the arrival of our Trainer program. For the last year we have been building and testing a program of resources aimed at empowering people to effectively teach Indo Pacific hard coral identification. To do this we collaborated with the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area […]

The (r)evolution of coral taxonomy will not be televised.

July 8, 2013 by  
Filed under blog, Taxonomy

Coral taxonomy, the science that underpins the art of coral identification is in flux. A quiet revolution is underway as researchers using molecular techniques are turning our traditional understanding of coral taxonomy upside down. While some taxa are unaffected there will definitely be some dramatic upheavals to certain areas of coral taxonomy. New families are […]

Coral-sponge interactions – new article in the ecology section of the Learning Centre

April 5, 2012 by  
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Corals might appear to be a dominant force on many reefs but they certainly do not have it all their own way. This article illustrates some common coral-sponge interactions where corals usually come off second best.

Coral Identification Workshops at Lizard Island

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under blog, CICBP, Coral Finder Workshop, Uncategorized

Two very special coral identification workshops are scheduled to run in conjunction with the 2012 International Coral Reef Symposium. They’re special because they are to be held at the Lizard Island Research Station in the far northern section of the Great Barrier Reef – about 270km north of Cairns. Lizard Island is a remarkable place […]

One day coral identification workshop on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 29th August 2011

July 28, 2011 by  
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The next CICBP Coral Identification Workshop will be  at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, Queensland –  Monday 29th August 2011. The Coral Identification Capacity Building Program will be running a one-day fast-start coral identification workshop to be held immediately after the Australian Coral Reef Society Conference. The full day workshop will be based around the Coral […]

Low tide living

June 19, 2011 by  
Filed under blog, CICBP, New Content

The spring tides of the mid winter months generate the lowest daytime tides of the year. In my part of the world, Townsville, northern Australia, it provides a great opportunity to view the Great Barrier Reef glinting for a couple of hours under clear winter skies. I recently used these lowest astronomical daytime tides (the […]

Building capacity in the centre of biodiversity

June 8, 2011 by  
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In March 2011 the CICBP conducted 2 coral identification workshops in Sabah, Malaysia. The workshops were commissioned by Dr Elizabeth Wood of the UK based Marine Conservation Society in partnership with Sabah Parks with supporting funding was supplied by the Darwin initiative. Coral interested types with a good memory will recall that Elizabeth Wood as […]

The Coral Finder Toolkit Disc now available…

January 2, 2011 by  
Filed under blog, CICBP, New Content, Uncategorized

Well we spent a fair bit of the silly season tidying up the Coral Hub in preparation to export it off-line.  The off-line version of the Coral Hub will be included as part of the Coral Finder Toolkit Disc. This disc is an important part of the CICBP’s Stage 1 deliverables because it can used […]

Gardineroseris lives!!!

December 23, 2010 by  
Filed under All updates, blog, New Content, Uncategorized

Power users of the Coral Finder may have noticed the curious omission of the genus Gardineroseris from Version 1 of the Indo Pacific Coral Finder.  Let’s just say that I was going through a period of low self esteem after three years of pre-publication struggle, and I didn’t have a decent photograph…whatever,  I’m sure I had a reason. […]

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