[Coral-List] 2018 designated the third International Year of the Reef - IYOR3

Sue Wells suewells1212 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 05:10:01 EST 2016

To all coral reefers:


2018 has been designated the 3rd International Year of the Reef (IYOR3),
following a motion put forward by Palau at the ICRI General Meeting (
See the ICRI website for French and Spanish versions of the motion. 


The previous IYORs took place in 1997 and 2008 and contributed significantly
to raising public awareness and triggering a wide range of management,
policy, research and conservation actions for reefs.   A report on IYOR2 is
available at:


IYOR3 will provide an opportunity to create the critical mass of public
attention needed to provide a tipping point that will activate the global,
regional and national resources required for the fundamental policy and
behavioural changes necessary to reverse current practices that are leading
to coral reef loss.  Awareness-raising will be the central goal but IYOR3
will also extend to strategic outreach in order to challenge
decision-makers, influence policies, and involve the private sector.


Plans are being made for setting up a co-ordinating committee, developing a
website, and producing a logo.  For further information in the meantime,
please contact:  fstaub at icriforum.org


Other outcomes from the ICRI General Meeting are also available at:



Sue Wells

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Cambridge CB1 3PA

Mob: 07905 715552

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