by Lauren YS
Cancun, Mexico – July 2017
Coral Reefs are underwater structures forming colonies of tiny living animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. They constitute some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth but are under immense threat due to climate change, ocean acidification, overfishing, the aquarium trade, and harmful land-use practices. General estimates show approximately 10% of the world’s coral reefs are dead. About 60% of the world’s coral reefs are at risk due to destructive, human-related activities, so much so that by the 2030s, 90% of coral reefs are expected to be at risk from both human activities and climate change by 2050, all coral reefs will be in danger.
You can help save coral reefs by: