A report was put together by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which analysed more than 35,000 surveys at 90 Caribbean locations reaching back to the 1970s. It found that coral reefs have seen a decrease in size of around 50%. One of the main causes of the decline in coral reef is the loss of parrot fish populations. By restoring the population of parrotfish and putting in restrictive measures against overfishing we could improve the health of the coral.
The moral: it’s not too late to reverse the damage which has been done by mankind.
You can see the report here: icriforum.org
Image Source: Morgue File
Declining rate of coral reef
Jul 1, 2014