Welcome to Reef Life Restoration!
Reef Life Restoration is the science behind saving coral reefs globally. Our team of scientists are working hard to target one of our oceans biggest issues, the rapid damage and loss of the coral reef ecosystems. The harsh reality is that we are losing coral reef ecosystems at an alarming rate. According to an article by CNN, 75% of the world's coral reefs are threatened. What is causing such large scale damage to these once pristine reefs? A detrimental combination of human activity and climate change.
Anthropogenic effects are some of the biggest stressors to coral reef ecosystems. According to the World Resources Institute, overfishing, coastal development, and watershed and marine based pollutions together form 60% of the stress that threatens coral reefs. The effects of climate change, such as rising sea surface temperatures makes up the other 15%.
We are passionate about restoring coral reefs globally, not only for their aesthetic value, but other important factors such as storm protection and tourism. Now more than ever scientists, law makers, educators, and the general public need to work together to reverse the trend of coral loss.
Keep checking back in as we update the site, the blog, and share our exciting plans with you all. Thank you for caring about the health of our oceans coral reefs, and we will see you on the water.
Sincerely, The Team at Reef Life Restoration.
Read the full CNN article at: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/02/25/world.coral.reefs/