ICRI Launch “Innovations for Coral Finance” Report
The International Coral Reef Initiative has released a study of opportunities offered by innovative financing mechanisms for coral conservatio
Sustainable Diving Think Tank and Dialogue at ADEX 2018
Singapore, 6th April 2018: Once again, among the excitement and fun filled schedule of the Asian Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore last weekend, a group of 50 industry leaders gathered for a deeper purpose.
UK pledges protection for coral reefs
The UK has joined a global battle to safeguard the world’s coral reefs from climate change and rising sea temperatures, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey announced on Monday 9th April – a week before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting begins in London.
Skye makes a splash for coral in its international year
In 2018, Skye Instruments reached its 35th year trading. To celebrate this special occasion and to support the International Year of the Reef, the company wants to share the benefits with other good causes.
World-first research to secure the Great Barrier Reef’s viability
The Australian Government has provided $6 million for a ground-breaking program to develop the next generation of tools and technologies […]
CESAB – Call for IYOR coral research proposals
The Foundation for Research of Biodiversity (FRB) has announced the 2018 call for research projects of its Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB).
Nominations now accepted for 2018 CORAL Conservation Prize!
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) Conservation Prize for the International Year of the Reef is now open for nominations!
Northern Mariana Islands join global celebration of IYOR2018!
Governor Ralph D.L.G. Torres has signed a proclamation declaring 2018 as International Year of the Reef in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands!
New International Year of the Reef Coordinator
Introducing Kirsty Richards who has recently joined the team as the International Year of the Reef Coordinator.
IYOR posters hit the streets of London
Eye-catching International Year of the Reef posters appeared at sites across central London last weekend.
Launch of the Coastal Zone Management Trust
On the 8th March 2018 at the Economist World Ocean Summit the Nature Conservancy and the State Government of Quintana Roo, Mexico, announced the creation of the ‘Coastal Zone Management Trust’.
Year of the Reef: Design a Stamp Competition for Children
The British Indian Ocean Territory Administration is running a competition for children aged 4 – 17 years old to design […]
Tinybop releases its 10th STEM app for young scientists, Coral Reef
Tinybop, Inc., maker of award-winning educational apps loved by millions of kids around the world, has launched Coral Reef by Tinybop on the App Store. It is the tenth app in Tinybop’s STEM series for young scientists, The Explorer’s Library.
Green Fins IYOR 2018 Campaign – Part 1: #redefinethedive
The Reef-World Foundation, a UK-based NGO, and international coordinators of the UN Environment’s Green Fins initiative, launches the Green Fins International Year of the Reef 2018 Campaign.
HRH The Prince of Wales Announces a Global Call to Action for International Year of the Reef 2018
LONDON, United Kingdom (14 February 2018) – HRH The Prince of Wales today announced a global call to action to […]
A whole Festival dedicated to Diving in Barbados
Barbados is hosting it’s 2nd annual Dive Festival July 4-8th, 2018.
Barbados joins in observance of IYOR
In the face of rising sea temperatures resulting from climate change, Barbados is continuing its efforts to monitor and manage […]
International Year of the Reef 2018 launched at the boot Düsseldorf Trade Fair
On 28 January, the International Year of the Reef (IYOR 2018) was officially launched in Germany at boot Düsseldorf, the world’s largest water sports trade fair.
Guam Year of the Reef 2018 launches with proclamation signing on February 2nd and R.E.E.F. Celebration on February 10th
Guam Year of the Reef 2018 will launch Friday, February 2, 2018, with a proclamation signing by Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio at 10:30am in the large conference room at the Ricardo J. Bordallo Governor’s Complex, Adelup.
Underwater photographers wanted for reef exhibit
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is inviting underwater photographers to submit their work for consideration to be part of an exhibit to highlight the International Year of the Coral Reef.
ISRS announces new Coral Reef Conservation award
To mark both its concern for the dramatic global decline in the health of coral reefs and the third International Year […]
Fiji’s Great Sea Reef nominated as Ramsar Site at start of International Year of the Reef
Kicking off the International Year of the Reef, Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama announced the nomination of large portions of Fiji’s Great Sea Reef as a Ramsar site in an effort to protect it from threats, such as climate change, chemical and waste water run-off from neighbouring urban settlement, and industry.
Pledge your support for the Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Acting Chairman Dr Simon Banks encouraged everyone in Australia to get involved by pledging to take environmental actions at home, work and school and by attending Reef events this year.
Seeking innovative solutions to help preserve the planet’s greatest living wonder
In a fitting start to the 2018 International Year of the Reef, a $2 million innovation challenge is seeking novel solutions to boost coral abundance on the Great Barrier Reef and restore reefs.
Healthy Reefs – Mesoamerican Reef Report Card 2018 Launch
Healthy Reefs have launched theirMesoamerican Reef Report Card in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and in Guatemala. Healthy Reefs’ 2018 Coral Reef Report […]
Voices from the Reef
This short video is a compilation of different voices who express their most pressing feelings about this global tragedy that could be unfolding before us.
2018 International Year of the Reef
2018 will be the 3rd International Year of the Reef, following on from previous ones in 1997 and 2008. In preparation, […]
The Science Without Borders Challenge
Harness your artistic skills and creative vision to create a piece of art that illustrates “Why Coral Reefs Matter.”
2018 is International Year of the Reef
Next year has been designated as the Third International Year of the Reef 2018 (IYOR 2018) by the International Coral […]
Celebrating the Third International Year of the Reef
Reef World Foundation and its Green Fins members celebrate the third International Year of the Reef. The third International Year of […]
ISRS members and reef conservationists should encourage their governments to support the Paris Accord and the target reductions in atmospheric CO2 that the signatories have pledged to achieve.