Unesco takes action to save the world’s reefs

Unesco has launched an emergency plan to save the world’s reefs amid warnings they will all disappear by the end of the century. The threat level has been raised after significant amounts of coral bleaching has occurred as a result of ocean warming, acidification and extreme weather.

The partnership between Unesco and the UN-led private/public Global Fund for Coral Reefs will step up investment for climate resilience strategies across World Heritage-listed reefs in developing countries. The actions will focus on reducing local drivers of degradation, strengthening the sustainable management of marine protected areas, and supporting local communities.



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