Restauración de Arrecifes

Consorcio Dominicano de Restauración Costera (CDRC)

Herramienta de Evaluación

Nursery

Nurseries established based on approved guidelinesif methods followed published manuals for site selection and deployment = 1
Nursery contains multiple species only one species will get a score of 0, > 1 will get a score of 1
Nursery corals collected based on approved practices (FOOS, individuals) if methods followed published BMP for colony selection and collection = 1
Nursery contains a high degree of genotypic diversity > 8 genotypes per species will get a score = 1
Nursery provides a sustainable source of healthy coral outplants that are outplanted on a regular basis if at least 50% of biomass is outplanted every year = 1
Nursery exhibits fast coral growth if biomass is at least doubled each year = 1
Nursery exhibits high coral survivorship if annual nursery/outplant mort < 50% = 1
Nursery exhibits low prevalence of disease if annual disease mortality (whole colony/frag) is < 10% = 1
Nursery is visited frequently for an assessment and maintenance is conducted as needed if nursery is visited and maintained at least quarterly = 1
Nursery tracks genotype provenance (e.g., source location, date, depth, number of corals) as per monitoring guidelines
Nursery tracks growth and mortality by genotype (e.g., maps, tags) as per monitoring guidelines
Nursery exhibits low abundance and impacts of coral predators if annual predation mortality (whole colony/frag) is < 10% = 1
Nursery exhibits limited competition by algae and other competitors (e.g., hydroids, sponges, damselfish) if annual mortality by competition (whole colony/frag) is < 10% = 1
Nursery corals undergo sexual reproduction if observed at nursery or outplant sites = 1
Nursery becomes habitat for fish and invertebrates (non-corallivorous) if nursery and outplants attract desired reef organisms = 1
Nursery can be easily expanded if needed if nursery site can hold more corals, if there are multiple outplant reefs = 1

Outplants

Outplants established based on approved guidelines if methods followed published manuals for site selection and deployment = 1
Outplants contain multiple species only one species will get a score of 0, > 1 will get a score of 1
Outplants contain a high degree of genotypic diversity > 8 genotypes per species will get a score = 1
Outplants exhibit fast coral growth if biomass is at least doubled each year = 1
Outplants exhibit high coral survivorship within 1st year if annual nursery/outplant mort < 50% = 1
Outplants exhibit high coral survivorship after 1st year if annual nursery/outplant mort < 50% = 1
Outplants exhibit low prevalence of disease (outside acute events like a storm or bleaching) if annual disease mortality (whole colony/frag) is < 10% = 1
Outplants tracked by genotype provenance (e.g., source location, date, depth, number of corals) as per monitoring guidelines
Outplants track growth and mortality by genotype (e.g., maps, tags) as per monitoring guidelines
Outplants exhibit low abundance and impacts of coral predators if annual predation mortality (whole colony/frag) is < 10% = 1
Outplants exhibit limited competition by algae and other competitors (e.g., hydroids, sponges, damselfish) if annual mortality by competition (whole colony/frag) is < 10% = 1
Outplants undergo sexual reproduction if observed at nursery or outplant sites = 1
Outplant plots become habitat for fish and invertebrates (non-corallivorous) if nursery and outplants attract reef organisms = 1
Outplant (coral numbers and plots) can be easily expanded if needed if nursery site can hold more corals, if there are multiple outplant reefs = 1

Project Management

Project has clear metrics of success (e.g., number of nursery or outplanted corals, number of jobs, evidence of sexual reproduction, etc.) if there is a SOP to track success = 1
Project includes several nursery locations only one location will get a score of 0, > 1 will get a score of 1
Project includes several outplant locations only one location will get a score of 0, > 1 will get a score of 1
Project can raise the required resources for long-term success from mainly local sources (does not depend on extramural funding) if > 50% of funding comes from local sources = 1
Project provides meaningful education and outreach opportunities if project hosts educational activities = 1
Project has strong stakeholder engagement if stakeholders (dive shops, schools, volunteers, hotels) contribute in a meaningful level to efforts = 1
Project fits within a wider management plan (no-take, MPAs, watershed management) if comanaged (e.g., placed within an no-take zone, or part of a watershed management zone) = 1
Project can be managed and maintained by the staff and resources locally available if structures collapse due to neglect or corals die due to lack of maintenance = 0
Increases reef structure and function (e.g.,increase in fish and invert abundance) (nursery and outplants) if nursery and outplants attract reef organisms = 1