Information on reefs
eakin at ogp.noaa.gov
Wed Mar 20 17:14:10 EST 1996
Reply to: RE>Information on reefs
Another source of information regarding reef status has come from efforts of
the International Coral Reef Initiative. Documents presented at the
Philippines-hosted International Coral Reef Initiative Workshop in June 1995
provided a concise comprehensive global summary of coral reef status. The
State of the Reefs and six regional status documents (Tropical Americas, South
Asia, Western Indian Ocean, East Asia, Pacific and Middle East) began this
process of evaluating the environments, the major threats and opportunities
for improved management. These reports should build on the excellent
foundation established by Sue Wells' volume, 'Coral Reefs of the World'.
>From June 1995 through February 1996, regional meetings have continued this
process, often revising or discussing revisions needed in the regional status
documents. Further revision of these regional reports will be presented at
the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium in Panama in a session to be
chaired by Drs. Bernard Salvat and Clive Wilkinson.
These State of the Reefs report and regional documents should be available
from the ICRI Secretariat at:
International Coral Reef Initiative
US Department of State-Room 4325,
2201 C St NW, Washington, DC 20520
e-mail: pthomas at state.gov
While there is not a formal ICRI web site yet, ICRI information is available
through the CHAMP web site (http://coral.aoml.erl.gov).
C. Mark Eakin, Ph.D.
NOAA/Global Programs, 1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 1210
Silver Spring, MD USA 20910-5603
Voice: 301-427-2089 ext. 19 Fax: 301-427-2073
Internet: eakin at ogp.noaa.gov
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