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Abdulla, Ameer

Overview
Works: 8 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 19 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Ameer Abdulla
Status of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean Sea : a collaborative study by Union mondiale pour la nature( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main aim of this report is to assess progress towards a network of ecologically representative and effectively managed MPAs that meets international obligations for conservation of the Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, results of this survey were used to measure Mediterranean progress towards the CBD targets of establishing a coherent network of MPAs by 2012 and to protect at least 10% of the Mediterranean Sea by 2010
Maritime traffic effects on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of impacts, priority areas and mitigation measures( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correction to 'Species identity and depth predict bleaching severity in reef-building corals: shall the deep inherit the reef'( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The "resort effect": Can tourist islands act as refuges for coral reef species?( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Aim: There is global consensus that marine protected areas offer a plethora of benefits to the biodiversity within and around them. Nevertheless, many organisms threatened by human impacts also find shelter in unexpected or informally protected places. For coral reef organisms, refuges can be tourist resorts implementing local environment-friendly bottom-up management strategies. We used the coral reef ecosystem as a model to test whether such practices have positive effects on the biodiversity associated with de facto protected areas. Location: North Ari Atoll, Maldives. Methods: We modelled the effects of the environment and three human management regimes (tourist resorts, uninhabited and local community islands) on the abundance and diversity of echinoderms and commercially important fish species, the per cent cover of reef benthic organisms (corals, calcareous coralline algae, turf and macroalgae) and the proportion of coral disease. We used multivariate techniques to assess the differences between reef components among the management regimes. Results: Reefs varied between the management regimes. A positive "resort effect" was found on sessile benthic organisms, with good coral cover and significantly less algae at resort islands. Corals were larger and had fewer diseases in uninhabited islands. Minor "resort effect" was detected on motile species represented by commercial fish and echinoderms. Main conclusions: In countries where natural biodiversity strongly sustains the tourist sector and where local populations rely on natural resources, a balance between tourism development, local extraction practices and biodiversity conservation is necessary. The presence of eco-friendly managed resorts, which practices would need to be certified on the long term, is beneficial to protect certain organisms. House reefs around resorts could therefore provide areas adding to existing marine protected areas, while marine protection efforts in local community islands should focus on improving fishing management
Predator-prey interactions in coral reef fish : the implications of predation risk on the behavior and growth of prey by Ameer Abdulla( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Maritime traffic effects on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A reef manager's guide to fostering community stewardship : helping people work together to improve the outlook for coral reefs and communities by Paul Marshall( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This guide presents a framework (Part A) and step-by-step guide (Part B) for developing a reef stewardship program that suits the needs of your local community and marine environment. References and additional resources are provided in Part C. While communities and reef managers are increasingly recognising the benefits of stewardship for reef conservation, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to designing stewardship programs. There are, however, guiding principles and approaches that can help reef managers everywhere to work with communities to design and implement a successful program. Part A outlines the key principles and considerations for stewardship programs, giving you the theory and background knowledge to tailor a framework to your particular situation. Part B guides you through a series of steps that will help you along the path to your own stewardship program, a healthier reef and more involved communities. With the help of this guide, you can build a program to foster community stewardship activities that contribute to the health of coral reefs and the resilience of coastal communities. The structured approach presented in this guide will help you increase alignment between community actions and management priorities, and develop a culture of reef stewardship that can spread throughout local communities"--Page 7
 
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Languages
English (12)