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Upcoming Reef Restoration Workshop on Bonaire

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The Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) is excited to announce the upcoming Reef
Restoration Workshop, happening from June 17-19, 2024, at its office on Bonaire. This event
will unite stakeholders, experts, and practitioners from the Dutch Caribbean and beyond to
advance coral reef conservation and restoration efforts. Some sessions will be available to
the public online.
The workshop aims to share best practices and protocols in reef restoration. With a focus on
coral and fish restoration, practical field workshops will be conducted by Reef Renewal
Foundation Bonaire and Diergaarde Blijdorp ( Roffareefs ). The workshop will also explore
collaboration opportunities under DCNA’s Conservation & Restoration of Key Habitats program.
Workshop Highlights:
 Coral Restoration: Insights from Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire, Caribbean Research
and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) and SECORE International , including coral
fragmentation, micro propagation, and larval propagation techniques.
 Herbivore Restoration: Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences will present
their approaches to restore native herbivores, such as different sea urchins and snail
species. The herbivores reduce harmful algae, thereby giving corals a higher survival
chance.
 Fish Restoration: Diergaarde Blijdorp ( Roffareefs ) will present novel approaches to fish
reproduction, focusing on herbivorous fish.
 Land-based coral spawning: Coral Spawning Lab will cover coral spawning techniques,
larval propagation, and novel system designs to scale coral production. Participation in
the workshop is sponsored by Diergaarde Blijdorp.
 MPAConnect/AGRRA: Key messages from the Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment
(AGRRA) / MPAConnect workshop on Coral Restoration Roadmap Planning in Florida.
Join online for free
The DCNA brings together a group of stakeholders representing the six Dutch Caribbean islands
that will attend the workshop in-person. Some of the sessions will also be available to the
public for free via Zoom. Check the agenda and subscribe here: https://dcnanature.org/reef-
restoration-workshop/
Special Edition BioNews
After the workshop, the DCNA will publish a special edition of BioNews featuring articles and
recordings of some presentations on workshop topics, providing in-depth insights and

extending the knowledge shared during the event. Follow DCNA for updates via Facebook,
Instagram or BioNews.
This workshop is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and
supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

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