Coral Reefs

The world is figuring out

Coral Reefs

The world is figuring out how to move forward in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic by finding newer ways to support economic development, animal and human well being, and ecosystem integrity.
As the priority in many parts of the world is to stay home, safe and healthy, work continues to address the ongoing crisis of nature loss which also threatens long-term health and prosperity.
In fact, nature, now more than ever, is sending warning signals calling for our attention.
One such warning is from the Great Barrier Reef along Australia's northeast coast.
In March 2020, the area suffered a third mass coral bleaching event in five years due to increasingly warmer temperatures recorded in February 2020.
There have also been reports that widespread bleaching in the first quarter of the year has also occurred in East Africa.
Source: UN Environment Program

Coral Reefs are some

Coral Reef

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.
Coral polyps, the animals primarily responsible for building reefs, can take many forms:
large reef building colonies, graceful flowing fans, and even small, solitary organisms.
Source: NOAA