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Spectacular rebirth of Belize’s coral reefs threatened by tourism and development

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Coral reefs in Laughing Bird Caye. Photograph: Fragments of Hope/Lisa Carne

Report reveals improvement but also details danger posed by tourist-generated pollution, oil extraction and climate change

August 22, 2017 — Just below the surface of the turquoise sea, coral flutters majestically amid schools of puffed up porcupine fish and fluorescent blue and yellow angelfish. Continue reading Spectacular rebirth of Belize’s coral reefs threatened by tourism and development

Survival of coral reefs requires radical rethink of what conservation means

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A blue-barred parrotfish feeding on a tropical coral reef in Tanzania. ‘Helping coral reefs to safely navigate the Anthropocene is a profound challenge.’ Photograph: Jason Edwards/Getty Images/National Geographic RF

Reef conservation must not be an attempt to restore reefs of the past, but to identify the parts essential to their continued existence, and protect those

June 1, 2017 — The survival of coral reefs requires a radical rethink of what conservation means, as well as embracing some of the changes they are undergoing, according to a paper by leading coral reef scientists. Continue reading Survival of coral reefs requires radical rethink of what conservation means