This week a new publication on “Social–environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene” by Darling et al, was published in the Nature Ecology and Evolution Journal. Over 80 marine scientists has worked together analysing 2500 reef systems across 44 countries.
From the press release by the Wildlife Conservation Society:
A NEW HOPE FOR CORAL REEFS: Largest-Ever Study of Coral Communities Unlocks Global Solution to Save Reefs.
More than 80 marine scientists join together to identify key social-environmental pressures and human impacts on coral reefs. The authors recommend “protect, recover, and transform” strategies to save and protect coral reefs. More than 2,500 reef systems across 44 countries were analyzed.
The largest study ever conducted of its kind has identified where and how to save coral reef communities in the Indo-Pacific, according to an international group of scientists from Wildlife Conservation Society and other conservation NGOs, government agencies, and universities. The study outlines three viable strategies that can be quickly enacted to help save coral reefs that are threatened by climate change and human impacts.