Blast and poison fishing occurs primarily in Southeast Asia, the western Pacific, and eastern Africa. Areas of threat shown here are based on survey observations and expert opinion.
WRI's Lauretta Burke discusses her work on measuring the economic value of coral reefs in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries.
Nutrient pollution emerges as one of the greatest threats to water quality.
Credit: EarthTrends, 2006 using data from FAO, 2006
The use of cyanide to stun and capture live coral reef fish began in the 1960s in the Philippines to supply the growing market for aquarium fish in Europe and North America, a market now worth more th
About 9 percent of the world's mapped reefs are found in this region, most of which are located along the Central American coast and off the Caribbean islands.
Over 80 percent of the reefs in this region are at risk, and over half (56 percent) are at high risk.
To better understand the need and potential for scaling up environmental income and resilience through good ecosystem stewardship, consider the plight of inland fisheries in Bangladesh.
The economic benefits derived from coral reefs are vital to the economies of small island states in the Caribbean. Economic valuation of these benefits helps to guide the wise, sustainable use of these resources.
The relative stability of St. Lucia’s shoreline was evaluated using the coastal protection framework developed by IMA and WRI.