Welcome To The CTC’s Online Training!

With many guardians of the sea located in remote locations throughout the Coral Triangle, this online training platform provides essential access for practitioners interested to learn more about marine and coastal management through distance learning.

Free of charge, this online training is accessible to all and any interested practitioners or individuals.

Currently available – a twelve part course on the introductory principles of marine conservation and MPA (Marine Protected Area) management.

COMING SOON – a five part course on MPA Design

COMING SOON – a five part course on Resource Use Monitoring in MPAs

COMING SOON – a five part course on Monitoring Perceptions and Attitudes

Just follow the below link and sign up to the Conservation Training website, or click directly on the below modules.
This topic introduces you to the basics of biological diversity and to the Coral Triangle. This triangle contains the highest diversity of coral in the world. (25 minutes)
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This topic focuses on the global threats to marine biodiversity. By recognizing the threats to biodiversity you will be better able to respond appropriately when threats occur. (20 minutes)
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In this topic you will learn to recognize different local threats and have some idea of what management measures could be used to address them. (30 minutes)
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This lesson is about population dynamics, the study that analyses and explains changes in the size, age, gender and other characteristics of a population. (15 minutes)
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This lesson focuses on Marine Protected Areas (MPA), you will learn about the why, what and how to select an MPA. (20 minutes)
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This topic looks at Marine Protected Areas as tools for protecting marine diversity, fisheries, and tourism. (15 minutes)
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This lesson focuses on the different types of zones in MPAs. During this lesson you learn about the basic principles used for selecting a no-take zone, the basic steps to establish zoning, and using the overlay technique to create maps with zoning. (10 minutes)
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This lesson focuses on MPA planning, where you will learn about how MPA management strategies and monitoring are linked to threats and conservation priorities. Upon completing this lesson you should be able to understand how conservation action planning is used for MPA planning. (15 minutes)
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In lesson 8 we learned about how to develop MPA management strategies and monitoring that are linked to threats and conservation priorities. In this lesson, we continue with Miradi, a user-friendly software program that provides nature conservation practitioners the ability to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their projects in order to more effectively meet their conservation goals. (15 minutes)
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This lesson focuses on the importance of stakeholder participation in the planning, implementing and monitoring process in support of the MPA management effectiveness. We look also into different types of management approaches, including collaborative management. (15 minutes)
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This lesson focuses on the biological monitoring in MPAs. During this lesson you learn about the reason why monitoring is important, the steps to plan a monitoring program, and an example of monitoring methods using Point Intercept Transect. (10 minutes)
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This lesson is about the monitoring of community perceptions. During the lesson we explain the concept of perception in the context of MPAs along with the steps to follow when conducting perception monitoring. (10 minutes)
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