Coral Reef Crime Scene Investigation Dominican Republic

Under funding from the US Department of State a regional workshop was conducted with coordination support from Reef Check Dominican Republic. The workshop gathered 18 participants from 6 countries in the region. 18 representatives from government agencies, scientific institutions, enforcement institutions, NGOs and natural resource trustees made up the group. The Dominican Republic (DR), which … Read more

Coral Reef Fund

Coral Reefs are vital ecosystems. They shelter a vast amount of marine biodiversity and sustain millions of people through the services they provide: fishing, tourism and protection from erosion and storm surges. Unfortunately reefs worldwide are under tremendous pressure and are struggling to survive. Climate change, destructive fishing practices, river run-off, marine pollution and poorly … Read more

Awareness Raising in the Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Borneo

The coral islands of the Semporna district represent one of the most biologically diverse coral reef ecosystems in the world, and being part of the ‘coral triangle’ they are considered a priority area for conservation activities. Although highly diverse and extraordinarily valuable, the coral reefs are also severely threatened. A heavy reliance on marine resources … Read more

Coral Reef Initiative for the South Pacific (CRISP)

Coral reefs are critical to the economic development of Pacific Island Countries, in particular through tourism and fisheries. However an estimated 40 % of the Pacific coral reefs are endangered. A regional initiative for the protection and management of coral reefs in the South Pacific, CRISP, prepared by the French Development Agency (AFD), aims to … Read more

More About Program Green Fins

The East Asian Seas harbour more than a third of the world’s coral reefs and contain the highest coral reef biodiversity in the world. Many of the estimated 1.3 billion people living within a hundred kilometres of the coast are dependant directly and indirectly on reef resources for their day-to-day survival. Coral reefs in the … Read more

21 Fast Coral Reef Facts

Coral reefs are among the oldest ecosystems on Earth. Coral reefs are the largest living structure on the planet, and the only living structure to be visible from space. The Great Barrier Reef (off the coast of NE Australia) is the largest coral reef in the world. It is over 1,257 miles (2000 km) long. … Read more