Report warns against Coral Triangle collapse

Recent studies show that due to the climate change, coral reefs in the Coral Triangle will disappear by the end of the century.  The Coral Triangle contains 30% of the world’s coral reefs and is home to 76% of global reef building coral species and 35% of coral reef fish.  The studies conclude that after the reefs disappear, many problems will arise including the rise of sea level, an increase in storm activity, droughts, and a reduction in the fish market.  The loss of these reefs will have a huge impact on the countries in the Coral Triangle, and world leaders need to help the countries by strengthening their management or their marine resources and by forging a strong agreement on greenhouse gas reductions.

Anabel Danon



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