Roughly 75 percent of the Caribbean's coral reefs are threatened--with more than 30 percent ranking in the "high" or "very high" threat category. But one reef system in Cuba, Jardines de la Reina (the "Gardens of the Queen"), offers great lessons—and hope—for effective coral reef management.
reefs at risk
Ocean advocate Céline Cousteau and cartoonist Jim Toomey (creator of Sherman's Lagoon) teamed up with the World Resources Institute to bring you Coral Reefs: Polyps in Peril.
Sous la direction de l'Institut des Ressources Mondiales (World Resources Institute - WRI), une vaste collaboration entre de grands instituts de recherche et organisations de conservation a permis de réaliser une étude cartographique mondiale des menaces qui pèsent sur les récifs coralliens de la
El Instituto de Recursos Mundiales (World Resources Institute - WRI) y sus socios han publicado el "Reexamen de Arrecifes en Peligro."
Development along the coast threatens almost 25 percent of the world’s reefs, of which more than 10 percent face a high threat.
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
At present, local human activities (overfishing and destructive fishing, marine-based pollution and damage, coastal development, and watershed-based pollution) threaten an estimated 60 percent of the
Mapping of past thermal stress on coral reefs (1998–2007) suggests that almost 40 percent of reefs may have been affected by thermal stress, meaning they are located in areas where water temperature
Reefs at risk from overfishing and destructive fishing.
Unsustainable fishing is the most pervasive of all local threats to coral reefs.