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Tropical Ecosystems Managers in Action towards Conservation and Sustainable use of Coral Reefs and Other Related Ecosystems - The 5th International Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management Symposium (ITMEMS5) was successfully held last February 23-25, 2016 at Hennan Resort, Panglao Island in the Province of Bohol. The symposium was designed to achieve focus consideration of tropical marine ecosystem management issues in the local context, and provided a forum for experiential learning, peer group interaction, mentoring and professional development among coastal and marine managers and their partners.

ITMEMS5 was cohosted by The International Coral Reef Initiative and The Governments of Japan and Philippines through the Ministry of Environment, Department of Natural Resources -Biodiversity Management Bureau, Japan Wildlife Research Center and The International Coral Reef Initiative. See full report.