Timor-Leste is situated at the heart of the Coral Triangle and is home to some of the earth's most significant marine biodiversity. A Rapid Marine Biological Assessment of Timor-Leste describes the results of an expedition to assess Timor-Leste's marine biodiversity, conservation status, and the resilience of hard corals and coral reef fishes of twenty-two sites along the north coast and in the Nino Konis Santana National Park.
The editors of A Rapid Marine Biological Assessment of Timor-Leste have included maps, color images, and concrete recommendations for future conservation efforts in the region.
Mark V. Erdmann is senior advisor for the Indonesia Marine Program for Conservation International. Candice Mohan is country director for Conservation International in Timor-Leste.