2018 will be the 3rd International Year of the Reef, following on from previous ones in 1997 and 2008. In preparation, countries will meet at the General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) in December, back to back with the UNEA. The aim is to build awareness about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs, and how different stakeholders can work together to share information and promote protection.
Coral reefs – the hotbeds of marine life, livelihoods and coastal defense – are taking a huge battering, especially from overfishing and climate change. Get involved to see how you can raise awareness and take action. The 2018 logo is available here, and to find out more check out these articles or contact the ICRI Secretariat.