CARIBBEAN CORAL REEF LEADERS COMPLETE INTENSIVE FELLOWSHIP AT THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Belmopan, Belize ― Coral reefs in the Caribbean are amongst the most at risk globally. The loss of reefs is also a serious economic problem in the region, where large populations depend on fishing and tourism.
Having lost 80% of its corals over the last half century, mainly due to a changing and variable climate, coastal development and pollution, the Caribbean is seeking to turn the tide through partnerships. A group of five coral reef managers from across the Caribbean recently participated in an intensive three week Coral Reef Management Fellowship programme at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia - the best managed reef in the world.