ICRIN Website Announcement

Anita Daley adaley at coral.org
Mon Mar 25 16:07:38 EST 2002

Greetings to all who are involved with and concerned about coral reefs:

I am pleased to announce the official release of the International Coral
Reef Information Network (ICRIN) website! http://www.coralreef.org. *
Interested in who is doing reef restoration work in the Philippines?

* Wondering when the upcoming Second International Tropical Marine Ecosystem
Management Symposium will be so you can save the date? (November 2002)

* Or maybe you are interested in downloading a “Coral Reefs and Bleaching”
fact sheet to support your efforts to increase awareness of coral reef

Please visit http://www.coralreef.org to check out how ICRIN can support
your coral reef-related work.  Whether you focus your coral reef interests
on science, management, conservation, education, policy or public awareness,
ICRIN has tools, resources and information for all.

Website highlights include:

--Coral Reef Community Calendar- a place to post and locate workshops,
seminars, conferences, any events covering issues related to coral reefs
(and related ecosystems)
--Coral Reef Directory— an online database of coral reef contacts throughout
the world.  Many of you will receive an e-mail requesting that you update
your information.  Please enter your own organization if your institution is
not listed.

--Coral Reef Photobank- free digital images for all to use!  Anyone can
download and use an image for their reports or materials.  We are always
interested in building this collection; if you’d like to contribute, please
e-mail icrin at coral.org
--Downloadable Fact Sheets—print and distribute these flyers, or feel free
to copy the text and paste it into your own materials
--Teachers’ Resources—a quick guide to coral reef resources for elementary
level teachers

--General Coral Reef Information designed for the public: What is a coral
reef?  How Are They Threatened? Why Should I Care?  What Can I do to Help?
--Photobank (see above)

We will be building this site with the aim to not only raise public
awareness of coral reefs, but to support those working towards the same
goal.  ICRIN is also working to strengthen networking potential among all of
us working to study and protect coral reefs and related ecosystems (more
about ICRIN below). Feedback and suggestions are always welcome.  Please
contact icrin at coral.org.

Thanks and happy surfing,
Anita Daley
ICRIN Manager

The International Coral Reef Information Network (ICRIN) is a global public
awareness initiative coordinated by the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). ICRIN
is designed to: draw public attention to vital coral reef issues and promote
coral reef conservation, research and monitoring; strengthen partnerships
among coral reef groups and provide information and tools to support their
work; and reach the mainstream media in order to create and maintain a
common concern among the general public for the health of coral reefs.

ICRIN is an important component of the International Coral Reef Initiative
(ICRI) and the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), delivering
information derived from ICRI and ICRAN components to the public, key
government decision-makers, businesses, coral reef conservation groups,
potential funders and the media.  As ICRIN disseminates coral reef
information to the public on a global level, ICRIN supports ICRI’s and
ICRAN’s efforts to protect coral reefs throughout the world.

More about ICRIN:  http://www.coralreef.org


Anita Daley
International Coral Reef Information Network Manager

The Coral Reef Alliance
2014 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-0110 ext. 313
(510) 848-3720 fax
"Working together to keep coral reefs alive."

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