Renewed Hope for Coral Reefs Around the World

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The first global conference addressing coral reef restoration and intervention science took place last week in Key Largo, Florida, featuring over 550 leading scientists and experts from nearly 40 countries.

This groundbreaking symposium tackled the challenges facing the planet's coral reefs by sharing solutions, new research, experimental techniques, and promoting collaboration between global leaders in the field. was presented by the Coral Restoration Consortium, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Australia's Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program (RRAP), and hosted by Coral Restoration Foundation™ and Ocean Reef Club.

Despite the scale of the response required to address the emergency facing the planet's coral reefs, the atmosphere at Reef Futures 2018 was undeniably optimistic. Though we have lost 50 percent of the world's coral reefs in the last 30 years, the attendees at this pioneering Symposium represent a highly-motivated community taking tangible action on the front line of the crisis.

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