Rapid Decline of Caribbean Corals Can Be Reversed According to Newly Released Status Report

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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"The rate at which the Caribbean corals have been declining is truly alarming; They are a major oceanic ecosystem, this is a tragedy that must be reversed," says Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme. But the study, Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012, brings some very encouraging news: the fate of Caribbean corals is not beyond our control and there are some very concrete steps that we can take to help them recover.