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Only ‘A-list’ of Coral Reefs Found to Sustain Ecosystems, Livelihoods

April 27, 2020 By Basten Gokkon Mongabay
Most of the tropical reef sites around the world are no longer able to simultaneously sustain coral reef ecosystems and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them, as human pressure and impacts of climate change increase, a new study shows. Only 5% of 1,800 tropical reef sites across 41 countries, states and territories on Earth had plentiful fish stocks, high fish biodiversity and grazing, and well-preserved ecosystem functions.