This map shows where agriculture occurs in areas facing water stress.
Development along the coast threatens almost 25 percent of the world’s reefs, of which more than 10 percent face a high threat.
In the Southern United States, the watersheds with the greatest ability to produce clean water and with the most consumers tend to be the forested watersheds of the east (top).
Many payments for watershed services share a common trait: they are investments in “green infrastructure” instead of “gray infrastructure.” In other words, they are investments in forests i
Reefs at Risk Revisited is released in Washington, DC on February 23, 2011.
More than one-quarter of the world’s reefs are threatened by watershed-based pollution (including nutrient fertilizers, sediment, pesticides, and other polluted runoff from the land), with about 10
Coral reefs are classified by estimated present threat from overfishing and destructive fishing, which threatens more than 55 percent of reefs globally.
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Coral reefs are classified by estimated present threat from watershed-based pollution, which threatens more than 25 percent of reefs globally.
Coral reefs are classified by estimated present threat from marine-based pollution and damage, which threatens approximately 10 percent of reefs globally.
Coral reefs are classified by estimated present threat from coastal development, which threatens approximately 25 percent of reefs globally.