Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the University of Rhode Island (URI)

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The Coastal Resources Center (CRC) has over 35 years experience in integrated ecosystem governance with a focus on coastal developing nations, including some of the most poor but biodiversity rich countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and Latin America. The Center uses an integrated approach to natural resources management that gives attention to issues that are important to coastal communities but that do not fall solely within a more sectoral approach to natural resources management or conservation. The Center is also well respected for its experience in capacity building—addressing issues that cross a range of scales and technical topics while at the same time considering the needs and context of the place.