saving coral reefs —
CORAL REEFS ARE PRICELESS; WE CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE THEM
A billion people rely on coral reefs for food and income
They support a quarter of all ocean life
They contribute $375 billion per year to the global economy
They are a vital source of new medicines
They protect our coastlines
In the last 30 years, 50% of the world’s corals have died and the situation is only getting worse. To save them we need rapid, global action.
There are plenty of logical reasons to save coral reefs. However, there is an even more compelling reason why we should do all that
we can to save them: This is the first time ever that we could lose an entire planetary ecosystem on which we depend. If we don’t make our stand now, what hope will there be for saving the next ecosystem… and the next… and the next.