A Global Plan to Save Coral Reefs


Climate change is now the greatest threat to coral reefs. In the past 30 years alone, half of the world's corals have died. Science now tells us that only 10% of reefs can survive past 2050 - even if the target limits set by the Paris climate agreement are met. Urgent action is needed to save the coral reefs we can.

The 50 Reefs initiative aims to rapidly bolster existing coral reef conservation efforts globally by catalyzing new targeted action and investment in key reef geographies - it focuses on identifying and protecting the reefs that are least vulnerable to climate change that also have the greatest capacity to repopulate other reefs over time.

 50 Reefs focuses on science, conservation, and communication with the aim of catalyzing the global action needed to protect this vital global ecosystem - an ecosystem that is home to a quarter of marine life and one that half a billion people rely on for food and livelihoods. 


We developed 50 Reefs with the Global Change Institute at the The University of Queensland, and it is generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies with The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and The Tiffany & Co. Foundation.