April 2017
Tulamben Cleanup | Coral Reef Diversity MPA Performance Analysis Earth Day Tips

Photo by CORAL Staff
Small Community, Big Cleanup

Recently the small village of Tulamben in Bali, Indonesia hosted a community cleanup at a popular local dive site. Learn how this community is reducing local pressures from tourism to protect the health of their reef.


Photo by CORAL Staff
Why Does Coral Reef Diversity Matter? 

In part one of our series on Adaptive Reefscapes, we discussed the benefits of coral reefs, introduced the concept of coral adaptation and identified the three attributes of an Adaptive Reefscape: diverse, connected and large. But why does coral reef diversity matter?


Photo by David Gill
Solving the Mystery of MPA Performance 

On March 22, David Gill and a team of researchers published a paper in the journal Nature that analyzed the global performance of marine protected areas (MPAs). Their research outlines issues, such as limited funding and inadequate staffing. Learn more about their findings and suggestions for improving MPAs.


Photo by NOAA Ocean Service
Tips to Help Coral Reefs this Earth Day

Even if you live far from coral reefs, you can help contribute to their overall health and conservation. NOAA Ocean Service has created an infographic highlighting 10 Ways to Protect Coral Reefs. In honor of Earth Day, take the pledge to help #savecoralreefs for generations to come!

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