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Bryant et al., Reefs at Risk: a Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World's Coral Reefs, World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington DC, 1998.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Threats to the World's coral reefs
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Major observed threats to the world's coral reefs include tourism, poison fishing, overexploitation, sedimentation, coral harvesting, dynamite fishing and pollution. This graphic explains which activities or conditions are affecting various coral reefs throughout the world. The graphic 'Major Threats to Reefs' shows the percentage of reefs that are threatened by overexploitation, coastal development, inland pollution and marine pollution, and the degree to which they are under threat. The graphic 'Destroyed Coral Reefs' shows the percentage of coral reefs that have been destroyed in the world's major regions.