Coral reefs certainly don’t get the interest and protection they deserve. That's why we've created this officially endorsed Ocean Decade Toolkit providing key facts, imagery and other tools needed to help create awareness and inspire action.
// Dr. Sylvia Earle — Oceanographer and Explorer
// Sidney Hickson — British Zoologist quoted in "The Ecology of Sulawesi" 1889
// Sir David Attenborough — British broadcaster, natural historian and author
Coral reefs are extremely vulnerable to climate change, and that's not the only threat they're facing. We've lost over 50% of coral reefs in the last 50 years — here are the headline issues that everyone should be aware of.
Climate change is making the ocean too warm and acidic for corals
We’re destroying reefs with destructive fishing gear and techniques
We’re taking too many fish needed to keep reefs healthy
We’re developing land near and on reefs
We’ve polluted and muddied the water
We’re harvesting coral and using it as decoration
We're prioritizing protecting coral reefs around the world.
We're using cutting-edge science to study and protect coral reefs.
We're finding more and more efficient ways of restoring coral reefs.