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Title: PostTsunami Activities of Japan and East Asian Network


1
Post-Tsunami Activities of Japan and East Asian
Network
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  • Tadashi KIMURA
  • Japan Wildlife Research Center (JWRC)

2
  • Status of Coral Reefs of the World 2004
  • launching (Dec, 2004)
  • Regional Status Report of East Asian Coral
    Reefs
  • preparing
  • Tsunami (26 December 2004)

3
Thailand
  • National network of scientists

Rapid Impact Assessment of Tsunami on Marine
Resources
(30 Dec 2004 15 Jan 2005)
4
  • GCRMN Southeast Asia coordinator,
  • Ms. Karenne Tun (WorldFish Center)

Collecting information from all the affected
countries
Post-tsunami assessment in Myanmar
(with Reef Check Europe)
Summary report on post-tsunami coral reef
assessment in affected Southeast Asian countries
5
Indonesia
The northern Sumatra the most severe damage
  • changes to the coastline morphology,
  • bathymetry of the surrounding waters.

Damage to coral reefs 30
moderate impacts (varied) (visible physical
changes)
  • Pulo Aceh Islands serious damage.
  • Pulau Weh only shallow corals (lt3m) signs of
    damage,
  • deeper corals minimal damage.
  • Simuelue Island moderate

(impacts from the subsequent earthquake on March
28 is still not known)
6
Malaysia
  • Tsunami reached the northwestern coast of
    Malaysia
  • no tsunami related damage
  • (Assessment March 2005)

7
Thailand
  • Official assessment
  • six provinces affected by the tsunami
  • ( Phang-Nga most impacted )
  • The impact assessment (174sites assessed)
  • 12 of the sites severe impact
  • 47 of the sites low to
    moderate impact
  • 41 of the sites no visible
    impact
  • Assessment in Surin 
  • Mu Koh Surin National Park highly damaged
  • (overall loss
    in coral cover 8)
  • (by Coral Cay Conservation between February and
    March 2005)

8
Myanmar
  • Official government reports
  • Subsequent assessments by NGOs
  • Unofficial reports by tour operators and tourists

only mildly affected by the tsunami
  • An assessment of western Mergui Archipelago
  • (Reef Check Europe and WorldFish Center in March
    2005)

literally untouched by the tsunami waves with
little environmental damage
9
  • Regional Status Report of East Asian Coral Reefs
  • National reports in SE and NE Asia
  • Summary of tsunami damage in SE Asia
  • will be disseminated at the next ICRI
  • General meeting

10
Small fund for local program
Sea fan Rehabilitation Project in Similan Island
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

11
Sea fan Rehabilitation Project at Similan Marine
National park, Phang Nga Province
  • Mr. Sakanan Plathong
  • (Prince of Songkla University, Thailand)
  • nearly 250 sea fans in Similan islands have
    fallen down.
  • (about 10 of sea fans found in Similan
    islands)
  • Many of them are bigger than 1 meter

12
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13
  • Rehabilitation
  • (April 2005) trials for re-fix Seafan
  • Monitoring
  • (April - December 2005)
  • Evaluation
  • (December 2005)

14
  • Rehabilitation (April)
  • To fix the sea fans
  • (by steel and wire, marine cement, epoxy, etc)
  • 30 - 40 volunteer divers (4-5 days)
  • The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources
    support the field expenses for volunteer divers
    and a boat.

15
  • Monitoring success of the project after 8 months
    (December 2005)

To monitor the long term effects to examine
survival rates
16
  • Summary and evaluation of the recovery project
    (December 2005)
  • Project summary and evaluation seminar in Phuket
    or Bangkok
  • To assess the success of the project and to
    discuss problems

17
Post-Tsunami Activities of Japan and East Asian
Network
  • Regional Status Report of East Asian Coral Reefs
  • Small Fund for Sea fan Rehabilitation Project
  • in Similan Island
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