Recipients to receive awards at the Ocean Inspiration event in NYC on May 18
This week, WRI is joining Céline Cousteau to celebrate the life and legacy of Jacques Cousteau – a man who opened the world’s eyes to what lies beneath the sea.
A conversation with Céline Cousteau.
May 18 event at Sea Grill is a tribute to Captain Cousteau and our fragile ocean world
Development along the coast threatens almost 25 percent of the world’s reefs, of which more than 10 percent face a high threat.
By The Hon. Al Gore on February 24, 2011
Reefs at Risk Revisited reveals a new reality about coral reefs and the increasing stresses they are under.
This piece originally appeared as the foreword to Reefs at Risk Revisited.
“Reefs at Risk Revisited” report presents comprehensive analysis of threats to coral reefs
75% of coral reefs around the globe are under threat. How can the world respond?
Coral reefs are classified by estimated present threat from overfishing and destructive fishing, which threatens more than 55 percent of reefs globally.
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.
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
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