What are Coral Reefs?
Why are they so important?
THE CORAL TRIANGLE
The Coral Triangle is the epicenter of marine biodiversity in the world. The Coral Triangle has more biodiversity than anywhere else in the world: 76% of coral species and 56% of coral reef fish in the world. But the coral triangle is today at risk.
Over the past 40 years we have lost 40% of coral reefs and mangroves in the Coral Triangle and it is only due to an increase of 0.7 ° C of the temperature of the oceans. Despite their great economic and recreational value, human activities now threaten these critical habitats. If no action is taken to stop activities that threaten the rainforest of the oceans, 90% of reefs will be threatened by 2030 and nearly all reefs all by 2050.
LOCAL AND GLOBAL PRESSURES
More than 60% of the world’s reefs are threatened by direct and immediate ways through local and global pressures such as overfishing, destructive fishing, coastal development and pollution. The recent rise in the temperature of the oceans is a major cause of mass coral mortality resulting in a bleaching phenomenon.
Restorate a coral reef restoration involving the local community that depends on it
Protect and manage the restored zone
Awareness and skills transfer programs
Develop valuation tools for tourism, fisheries, biotechnologies, etc.
Autonomous program management by local stakeholders