The Global Trade in Coral

Ed Green edg at
Fri Jul 16 07:09:12 EDT 1999

The World Conservation Monitoring Centre is pleased to announce the publication of 'The Global Trade in Coral' (World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK, 70pp, ISBN: 1-899628-13-4). A brief summary follows:

The Global Trade in Coral (Green and Shirley, 1999)
This study assesses the global trade in coral in an ecological and economic context. Throughout the report emphasis is placed on the trade in live coral for aquaria because the last decade has seen an enormous increase in this business. The taxonomic composition of the trade is identified and the quantities of coral passing between nations illustrate the links between major exporters and importers. Subsequent chapters present data on the practicalities of monitoring international trade in coral at the global scale. In the last two chapters size and growth rate data are used to assess the sustainability of the trade in live coral: export and retail prices are used to estimate the revenue to exporting nations.

Copies are being distributed by:

Tropical Marine Centre
Solesbridge Lane
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1923 284151 
Fax: +44 1923 285840

While stocks last these are available free of charge to addresses in developing nations and at the cost of postage and packing to all other addresses.

Please contact me directly with comments and questions on the content of the report,

Thank you, Ed.

Dr. Edmund Green
Head, Marine and Coastal Programme
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
219 Huntingdon Road
Cambridge CB3 0DL
United Kingdom

Tel: (44) 1223 277314
Fax: (44) 1223 277136 at

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