How You Can Help
Luckily, researchers and conservationists are working hard to expose the value of coral reefs and save them from further destruction. And there are many conservation groups working onsite to protect, conserve and restore damaged coral reefs.
But the real change needs to happen far away from the coral reefs. It must begin with each person who uses water every day, throws things away, fertilizes their lawn, relies on gas vehicles or buys and consumes seafood. Until humans change their behaviors, most of the threats to coral reefs will remain.
It is our responsibility, whether we live in a coastal area or not, to engage in environmentally friendly practices that slow or stop climate change and reduce the fishing burdens on coral reef populations.