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12th International Coral Reef Symposium

The 12th International Coral Reef Symosium will bring together 2,500 people from some 80 countries to communicate their science and hear their latest advances from the international experts in coral reef science. Their research and findings are fundamental in informing international and national policies and protocols in the conservation and sustainable use of coral reefs.

WHAT: 12th International Coral Reef Symposium

WHERE: Cairns Convention Centre
Corner Wharf and Sheridan Streets
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Phone: +61 (0) 7 3255 1002

WHEN: July 9-13, 2012

Presentations and workshops with WCS conservationists to include:

  • Stacy Jupiter: The effectiveness of locally managed marine areas in Fiji (Monday, July 9Hall B at 12:45 p.m.)

  • Rachel Graham: The importance of fish spawning aggregations to reef-associated sharks (Monday, July 9Hall A at 5 p.m.)

  • Akuila Cakacaka: Developing resilient Marine Protected Area networks across seascapes in Fiji (Tuesday, July 10Plenary Hall 2 at 4:45 p.m.)

  • Tim McClanahan Critical ecological switch points and reef fisheries degradation and recovery (Wednesday, July 11Hall A at 11:15 a.m.)

  • Stuart Campbell: Fishing down the herbivores and reef vulnerability in Indonesia (Wednesday, July 11Hall A at 11:45 a.m.)

  • Katherine Holmes: Working Group on Coral Reef Resilience for Pacific Island Managers (July 10-11MR3 from 6-7 p.m.)

  • Stacy Jupiter: Factors influencing success of traditional management of Fiji reef fisheries (Thursday, July 12Room Sebel Kuranda at 9:45 a.m.)

  • George Samson: Storms, recovery, and protection: long term monitoring tells the story in Papua New Guinea (Thursday, July 12Hall B at 10:35 a.m.)

  • Margaret Fox: Opportunities and challenges of managing spawning aggregations in Fiji (Thursday, July 12Plenary Hall at 11:15 a.m.)

  • Bemahafaly Randriamanantsoa: From data to improved conservation: success stories in Madagascar (Thursday, July 12Plenary Hall 2 at 3:30 p.m.)


Contact: Stephen Sautner
Wildlife Conservation Society

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