75% of World’s Coral Reefs Currently Under Threat, New Analysis Finds

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Les trois quarts des récifs coralliens menacés

Récif de coraux dans le parc nationale de Komodo en Indonésire © AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Reefs at Risk Revisited” report presents comprehensive analysis of threats to coral reefs

A new comprehensive analysis finds that 75 percent of the world’s coral reefs are currently threatened by local and global pressures. For the first time, the analysis includes threats from climate change, including warming seas and rising ocean acidification. The report shows that local pressures— such as overfishing, coastal development, and pollution— pose the most immediate and direct risks, threatening more than 60 percent of coral reefs today.

World Ressources Institute

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