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Wagner, D. (ed). 2013. Big Ocean: A Shared Research Agenda for Large-Scale Marine Protected Area. Prepared by Big Ocean planning team in collaboration with the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument & UNESCO World Heritage Site (PMNM), NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
The objective of monitoring and evaluation is to determine if the management plan and annual work plans effectively contribute to achieving the plan’s objectives and desired conditions for the protected area. Monitoring and evaluation tasks should focus on rare resources, on activities authorized by the protected area administration, or on basic information needs for the protected area administration. With plan implementation under way, monitoring will provide the feedback loop for evaluating the plan.
Beeden, R., Willis, B., Raymundo, L.J., Page, C.A., Weil, E. 2008. Underwater Cards for Assessing Coral Health on Indo-Pacific Reefs. Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management Program, c/- Centre for Marine Studies, Gerhmann Building, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia.
Rao, M., Stokes, e. and Johnson, a. 2009. Monitoring for Management of Protected Areas- An Overview. Training Module 6 for the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners. American Museum of Natural History and the Wildlife Conservation Society, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Stokes, E., A. Johnson and M. Rao. 2010. Monitoring Wildlife Populations for Management. Training Module 7 for the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners. American Museum of Natural History and the Wildlife Conservation Society, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Community Biological Monitoring Training Video. University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network (FLMMA). 2006. Suva, Fiji.
Available on the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Areas (FLMMA) website, this training video (41 minutes) is a great resource. It is intended for community practitioners who have already progressed through a project planning process (or similar). The video is also available for sale.