The world’s coral reefs cover an area of approximately 250,000 sq km, with the highest concentrations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
One-eighth of the world’s population—roughly 850 million people—live within 100 km of a coral reef and are likely to derive some benefits from the ecosystem services that coral reefs provide.
Under the Reefs at Risk Revisited project, WRI and its partners have developed a new, detailed assessment of the status of and threats to the world's coral reefs. This information is intended to raise awareness about the location and severity of threats to coral reefs.
The assessment of the adaptive capacity of countries and territories to reef loss is based on economic resources, education, health, governance, access to markets, and agricultural resources.
Coral reefs and mangroves in Belize.
Proceedings from Workshop on Watershed Management, Land Cover Change Analysis, and Modeling of Land-based Sources of Pollution and Sediment Discharge to the MAR -- San Ignacio, Belize, August 15-18, 2006
Warns that the planet's coastal zone is in danger of losing its capacity to provide fish, protect homes and businesses, reduce pollution and erosion, and sustain biological diversity....
Strategies for Combating Cyanide Fishing in Southeast Asia
Cyanide fishing is responsible for damaging coral reef habitats throughout the Indo-Pacific region and is spreading quickly as fishers respond to market demand for ornamental and edible fish.