Coral reef conservation

Discover our articles on coral reef conservation, and scientific advances in coral restoration.

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Marine Protected Areas: how to prioritise conservation objectives?

Why protect the oceans?   Oceans support an enormous biodiversity, play a key role in climate regulation, and provide a wide range of benefits to…

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UN Decade on Restoration : what is coral restoration & why is it useful?

The problem: coral ecosystems are at risk   Tropical coral reefs gather between one third and one quarter of known marine species. This diversity provides…

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Coral reef restoration: sexual or asexual reproductions of corals

Why restore coral reefs? 25% of marine biodiversity depends on or lives in coral reefs and 275 million people depend on them directly for a…

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Coral restoration through the eyes of different actors and contexts

What is reef resilience?    One of the main goals of coral restoration is to assist the recovery of reef ecosystems’ coverage and health followed…

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Thoughts behind coral reef conservation

How can management monitoring help define the next step in conservation?  The measure of management outcomes in coral reefs is made by monitoring key variables…

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The challenge of rebuilding marine life by 2050

A small step for man, a big step for the ocean and its inhabitants We are facing a key moment where we can choose the…

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Nature in times of COVID-19 : noise pollution and coral reefs

What are the main sources of noise in marine environments? Noise in marine environments is the result of ecosystem dynamics, which includes both natural and…

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Socio-ecological management of coral reefs: linking practice and research

  Why is monitoring important for conservation projects? Conservation and restoration projects are usually born and guided by objectives set at the early stages, which…

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Underwater symphony as a marker of good health

  Underwater symphony as a marker of good health: how sound can be used to restore biodiversity in coral reefs  It is not a mystery…

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How rat density alters coral reef productivity

In tropical areas, the invasive rats decimate seabird populations. These latter play a key role in the functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, such as…

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Coral Reef Protection: where do we stand?

Wednesday 4 July 2018 saw the handover of the presidency of the ICRI (International Coral Reef Initiative) secretariat from France to the Principality of Monaco,…

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Ten Things YOU CAN DO to Help Save CORAL REEFS

For the recently launched International Year of the Reef, the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) is urging its members and all others interested in…