Stop the Decline of Coral Reef and Coastal Environments
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In the video above, Dr. Austin Bowden-Kerby talks about coral reefs at the frontline in the battle against the effects of climate change. He argues our reefs are the most sensitive system to its effects so if we can save the reefs we can save the planet.
Vic Ferguson, Executive Director of The World Federation of Coral Reef Conservation (WFCRC), shares these same feelings about our coral reefs. The WFCRC is aiming to stop the decline of coral reef and coastal environments. Globally, coral reefs provide habitats for a vast amount of marine species and protect coastlines from storms and erosion. Coral reefs provide pharmaceuticals and have great medicinal value. If we do not stop the decline of coral reef and coastal environments, the jobs, resources and income provided by these environments will simultaneously decline with these environments.
The mission of the WFCRC is Reef Conservation is to advance the understanding, use and conservation of coral reefs and coastal environments through an integrated program of excellence in data gathering/sharing, education, and outreach built upon active and long term partnerships with divers, conservationist, the science community and local island governments and stakeholders. The broad objectives are aimed at developing this effort and sustaining the same effort for long term.
It is imperative that we protect, restore, and conserve these biologically diverse marine ecosystems. Please share this petition with your colleagues active in the ocean conservation community.
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