New Publication – A guide to integrate coral reefs into NBSAPs

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is pleased to share the recently released “Guide for integrating coral reefs and associated ecosystems into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), including a summary of the guidance document and formatted case studies.

As the world is, unfortunately, on the cusp of its 4th possible global mass coral bleaching event, it is important to ensure the integration of coral reefs into NBSAPs to better conserve, protect and restore coral reefs, promote resilience, and support the local communities who depend on them.  The document serves to provide guidance to coral reef countries on how to integrate coral reefs and associated ecosystems into their revised NBSAPs to support the alignment of plans and actions, at the national level, with respect to the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).

ICRI encourages the consideration of the international context of this guidance and the utilisation of the information to support national-level contexts and processes for developing and preparing NBSAPs. The guidance, case studies and summary are available to download here:

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