The Coral Reef

The coral reef is the largest living thing on Earth. It supports an estimated 25% of all marine life, while it only covers less than 1% of the ocean floor.

They provide:

  • Shoreline protection
  • New medicines
  • Tourism

The greatest threat is people through overfishing, pollution, climate change, and warming waters. These threats have resulted in almost 20% of reef ecosystems being destroyed AND by 2050 majority of reefs could be at risk.

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Please visit www.natureisspeaking.org to watch the Coral Reef short film and follow Conservation International on twitter @ConservationOrg

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