How can We Protect the Coral Reefs Ecosystem?

Despite covering less than 10% of the ocean, coral reefs are home to over 9 million species, about a fourth of all marine life, for food, shelter, and even for predators to hunt. Fish, invertebrates, birds, and megafauna including sharks, sea turtles, and marine mammals are among the species found on coral reefs. The conservation of coral reefs should be a global priority and apt measures should be implemented as soon as possible.

Coastal development, dredging, quarrying, destructive fishing practices and gear, boat anchors and groundings add to the factors leading to the destruction of coral reefs.