Coral Reefs

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Coral Reefs.

The Marine Conservation Sub-Committee (MCSC) aims to ensure that decisions taken by policy-makers and resource managers on the management of marine resources are based on sound and scientific...
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CEESP News - by Dillon Ripley Lanius From the makers of Chasing Ice comes the Netflix Original Documentary Chasing Coral. The story of divers,...
Corals are incredibly complex and need very specific conditions to survive. If their environment gets too hot, the coral animal bleaches white, and is likely to die. Why does this happen? It...
CEESP News - by Ameyali Ramos Castillo, Deputy Chair of CEESP Oceans: immense ecosystem, absorbers of carbon, repositories of species, cornucopias...
For many communities around the world, oceans sustain their societies and worldviews. “We are the Ocean” is a notion shared by many coastal and maritime communities around the world. For the...
CEESP News - by Pauline Davey, Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association Ltd (OATA) The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has published a report...
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) is a UK based organisation that represents more than 850 businesses involved in the tropical and coldwater fish industry which supply fish, plants and...
"Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam
CEESP News - by Hanna Jaireth, member of IUCN CEESP, WCEL, WCPA One of the technical papers in a broad blueprint for the next generation of...
Photo:  “Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam. Artwork was entered in the 2017 'Sculptures by the Sea', at Bondi, Sydney. Photo: Hanna Jaireth A broad blueprint for the next generation of...
CEESP News - by Maria Pena, Patrick McConney, Sherry Constantine and Lucie Labbouz Integration of socio-economic data into monitoring of coastal...
Coral reef scientists (socio-economic and ecological) and coastal managers from territories within and outside the Wider Caribbean link arms to demonstrate the integration of coral reef monitoring....
Soft corals in the Beqa Lagoon, Vitu Levu, Fiji
Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs, warns David Obura,...
Latest data show that globally reefs have a chance of long-term survival if warming is limited to under 2oC, though even this may be too little too late for many reef systems. “We are on the...
Event partners
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-...
The two-day conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 September 2017. The conference aims to bring together 40-50 marine experts from think tanks, academia, the private sector,...
Astola Island, Pakistan
The Astola Island has been designated as Pakistan’s first-ever Marine Protected Area.  The notification in this regard has been issued by the...
While hailing it a historic milestone, IUCN Country Representative, Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said that this could not be achieved without the concerted efforts led by the Secretary, Ministry of...
Speech by Mohammed Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh Forest Department
A well-managed ecosystem provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Tourism revenue, in turn, can contribute to the maintenance,...
On 21 May, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and IUCN Bangladesh organised a thematic consultation at the Six Seasons Hotel in Dhaka to celebrate IDB 2017. The aim of the event was to highlight the...
School of bar jack in the Tortugas ecological reserve
Where did life on Earth begin? The fact is, no one really knows. Charles Darwin imagined a “warm little pond”, while some scientists today speculate...
Today, life on Earth continues to depend on the ocean. Covering almost three quarters of the Earth’s surface, the ocean contains 97% of its water and supports every life form that inhabits it. It...
The Resilient Coasts Initiative was initially catalyzed by the December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami which led to the development of the MFF-Asia...
The Resilient Coasts Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa addresses the high level of vulnerability of ecosystems and livelihoods using a “resilience framework” that integrates four...

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