Major observed threats to the world's coral reefs include tourism, poison fishing, over exploitation, 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 over exploitation, 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.
From collection: Vital Water Graphics
Philippe Rekacewicz, Delphine Digout, UNEP/GRID-Arendal