SCTLD Response must be a multi-prong approach at all levels. There is no clear-cut path to take when addressing SCTLD, each country along with local organizations must work together to find a best fit approach for their specific local, national, and regional context based on human and financial resources and response capacity and expertise.
Red AlertHealthy Reefs Initiative (HRI) shared a Red Alert before SCTLD appeared in Belize
AwarenessFragments of Hope (FoH) did presentations and issued Posters and ID Cards to stakeholders.
PlanningHRI and FoH made media appearances and hosted Response Planning and Workshops
Detected in BCMR
Detected in HCMR
Detected in CCMR
55 miles from first site of infection
HCMR RestorationAll fragments from colony that first started to manifest disease on the table removed
Detected in Light House Reef Atoll
HCMR RestorationNo signs of disease on remaining 50 fragments in nursery
Alicia Nunez, Kirah Castillo, Beverly Wade, Adriel Castañeda