The Magic of Coral Reefs

A Creative Toolkit For Raising Ocean Awareness

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Coral reefs are the megacities of the ocean

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.

There are 7 things absolutely everyone should know about coral reefs…

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Coral Reefs = Fish
Coral reefs are incredibly important to global fish stocks, producing tons and tons of fish.
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Coral Reefs = Millions of Species
Coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet.
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Coral Reefs = Tropical Islands & Beaches
Not just islands and beaches, but entire countries were created by coral reefs.
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Coral Reefs = Survival
Endangered species ranging from corals to turtles depend on reefs.
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Coral Reefs = Protection
Reefs act as a first line of defense against storm surges, flooding and coastal erosion.
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Coral Reefs = Wealth
Coral reefs contribute billions of dollars to the global economy per year.
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Coral Reefs = Coral Reefs
Corals are excellent at repopulating surrounding areas through mass spawning events.
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Quotes worth sharing

Coral reefs are a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet.

// Dr. Sylvia Earle — Oceanographer and Explorer

A coral reef cannot be properly described. It must be seen to be thoroughly appreciated.

// Sidney Hickson — British Zoologist quoted in "The Ecology of Sulawesi" 1889

The most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef.

// Sir David Attenborough — British broadcaster, natural historian and author

What have we gone and done to coral reefs?

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

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What's being done to save coral reefs?

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 effecient ways of restoring coral reefs.

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Get Creative for Coral Reefs

Help raise awareness about the magic of coral reefs — create your own shareable designs or simply share ours.

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You don’t need to know much more about coral reefs…

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…but we think you might like to.

Coral reefs have been around for half a billion years
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