Livelihoods & coral reefs
In the context of coastal communities, a Livelihood Framework, a tool that helps people visualise different elements of their livelihood and how they interact, helps to organise the complex issues surrounding poverty. The framework will be used in case studies to detail the dependence of people on coral reefs. The project will investigate people’s ability to change their livelihoods and the systems that can be established to support such change. Guidelines will also be developed for supporting initiatives that focus on enhancing, and diversifying livelihoods in the Caribbean.
Complementarily, this project will also look at quantifying the value of coral reef fish for two important industries: fishing and tourism. This will contribute to helping make management and development-related decisions that affect both the reef fish resources and the users.