The World Resources Institute acknowledges the encouragement and financial support provided by the United States Agency for International Development, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the United Nations Foundation. WRI’s Reefs at Risk project is a component of the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), a collaborative effort designed to reverse the decline of the world’s coral reefs. ICRAN consists of a set of interlinked, complementary activities that will facilitate the proliferation of good practices for coral reef management and conservation.
The Reefs at Risk analysis would not have been possible without the data and expert advice provided by our partner institutions, as well as by the many experts who generously reviewed and provided input on this report.
We gratefully acknowledge the following colleagues who contributed text, provided data, or contributed valuable input on the modeling methodology, many of whom also participated in the regional workshop and reviewed parts of this report: Maria Carmen Ablan (ICLARM), Rene A. Abesamis (UP/MSI), Porfirio M. Aliño (UP/MSI), Cristina Balboa (WRI), Charles V. Barber (WRI), Annadel Cabanban (UMS/BMRI), Reuben T. Campos (UP/MSI), Kenneth Casey (NOAA/NESDIS), Herman Cesar (Independent), Hansa Chansang (PMBC) Alan Chen (Academia Sinica), Loke Ming Chou (NUS), Catherine A. Courtney (Tetra Tech EM, Inc.), Brian Crawford (URI/CRC), Chang-feng Dai (National Taiwan University), Laura T. David (UP/MSI), Uwe Deichmann (World Bank), Christine Delfin-Homez (GeoPlan Cebu Foundation), Terry Done (AIMS), Miguel D. Fortes (UP/MSI), Gregor Hodgson (Reef Check), Heather Holden (NUS), David Hopley (Independent), H.M. Ibrahim (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Siti Masturah Binte Ismail (WRI), Ken Kassem (WRI), Kathleen Kesner-Reyes (ICLARM), Wilfredo Y. Licuanan (De La Salle University), Frazer MacGilvray (IMA-Hong Kong), Bryan McCullogh (IMA), John McManus (University of Miami), Lambert Meñez (ICLARM), Anne Miller (ReefWorld), Abigail Moore (YACL), Peter Mous (TNC, Indonesia), Marco Noordeloos (ICLARM), Jamie Oliver (ICLARM), John Parks (WRI), Nicholas Pilcher (University of Malaysia-Sarawak), Robert Pomeroy (WRI), Miledel Christine C. Quibilan (UP/MSI), Laurie Raymundo (Silliman University), Jeff Richey (UW), Sarah Rodda (UW), Suraphol Sudara (Chulalongkorn University), Suharsono (CORD, Indonesia), Marguerite Toscano (NOAA-NESDIS), Vo Si Tuan (Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam), Sheila Vergara (ICLARM), Alan T. White (Tetra Tech EM Inc.), J.E.N. Veron (AIMS), Clive Wilkinson (GCRMN), and Max Zieren (ADB COREMAP project).
In addition to those mentioned above, the following people also provided valuable input through their participation in the Reefs at Risk in Southeast Asia regional workshop in Queson City, Philippines in April 2000: Cindy Cabote (ICLARM), Charina Conte (UP/MSI), Michael Anthony Cusi (University of San Carlos), Marla A. Endriga (UP/MSI), Edgardo D. Gomez (UP/MSI), Gil S. Jacinto (UP/MSI), Hugh Kirkman (UNEP-Regional Seas), Aileen D. Maligaya (UP/MSI), Alejandro Olandez, Jr. (PCAMRD), Abigail Joy A. Ramos (World Wildlife Fund), Fazrullah Rizally (Sabah Parks), Pinya Sarasas (SEA START), Steve Why (IMA), and Kiyoshi Yamazato (Meio University). The workshop was graciously organized and hosted by UP/MSI and ICLARM.
We would like to thank the following formal reviewers of the draft manuscript who provided valuable comments and additional input on the report: Robert Buddemeier (University of Kansas), Loke Ming Chou (NUS), David Hopley (Independent), John McManus (University of Miami), Alan T. White (Tetra Tech EM Inc.), and Clive Wilkinson (GCRMN). Reviewers from WRI include Charles V, Barber, Dirk Bryant, Anthony Janetos, Jonathan Kool, Robert Pomeroy, and Dan Tunstall.
In addition to many of those already mentioned, the following gave general support to the project or helped review parts of the text: H.O. Arceo (UP/MSI), Barbara Best (USAID), Simon Blyth (UNEP-WCMC), Sarah Carpenter (UNEP-WCMC), Anita Daley (CORAL), Arthur Dahl, (UNEP), Terry Donaldson (IMA), Rachel Donnelly (UNEP-WCMC), Shuichi Fujiwara (Marine Parks Center of Japan), Lynne Hale (URI/CRC), Kevin Hiew (Dept. of Fisheries Malaysia), Hugh Kirkman (UNEP-Regional Seas), Jon Maidens (Independent), Anna Blessilda Meneses (ICLARM), R. Najib (Dept. of Fisheries Malaysia), Kei Osada (Ministry of the Environment, Japan), Ronald Phan (UMS/BMRI), Corinna Ravilious (UNEP-WCMC), Michael Ross (CRMP), Heidi Schuttenberg (URI-CRC), Arnond Snidvong (SEA START), Al Strong (NOAA-NESDIS), Ma Gregoria Joanne P. Tiquio (ICLARM), Johnnes Tulungen (CRMP - Indonesia), John Wilson (USAID), and Meriwether Wilson (ICRAN).
In addition to those already mentioned, many colleagues within WRI reviewed the draft, or contributed to the GIS analysis. We thank Boni Biagini, Anne Marie DeRose, Jaime Echeverria, Suzie Greenhalgh, Yumiko Kura, Tony La Viña, Silvi Llosa, Carmen Revenga, Ralph Ridder, Jillian Salvatore, Kirsten Thompson, and John Virdin for valuable input. We would especially like to acknowledge the support and valuable contributions of Dirk Bryant and Dan Tunstall. The report would not have been possible without the fundraising, publication, and outreach assistance provided by Adlai Amor, Hyacinth Billings, Laura Lee Dooley, Kathy Doucette, Chris Elias, Marissa Irwin, Bill LaRoque, Thomas McCann, and Elsie Veléz Whited.
We are grateful to the photographers who contributed their beautiful images for this report: Edmund Green, Wolcott Henry, Toni Parras, and Alan White.
This report is dedicated to the memory of Don McAllister. Don had an undying love for the world’s oceans and devoted his life to raising awareness about the wonders of the marine realm and promoting conservation of marine and coastal ecosystems. His tireless efforts and prolific writing will long be appreciated.
Lauretta Burke, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC
Liz Selig, World Resources Institute, Washington, DC
Mark Spalding, United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Center, Cambridge, United Kingdom