Scientists estimate that the World has lost more than half of its coral reefs, and we could lose the rest by the end of the century, according to a report of the Global Reef Expedition that was released early this week at Marseille, France. Tonga was one of 16 countries surveyed in the 10-year research mission spearheaded by the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.
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Results for coral reefs
Thursday 9 September 2021
Wednesday 9 June 2021
Maps of all the coral reefs in the world will be created quickly with new technology by NASA through a partnership with the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF), announced on World Ocean’s Day, 8 June. The maps will give researchers and environmental managers better information about what’s happening to coral reefs.
Tuesday 20 October 2020
Palau’s reefs had the highest coral cover observed on the Global Reef Expedition—says the latest report from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, undertaking the largest coral reef survey and mapping expedition in history. “Palau’s coral cover is truly exceptional,” said Alexandra Dempsey, the Director of Science Management at the Foundation.
Friday 15 May 2020
No-fishing areas established around Tonga are showing they are helping coral reef ecosystems to recover, says the Special Management Area Report 2020, compiled by the Ministry of Fisheries in partnership with Australia's James Cook University recently. Damaged reefs might take 20 years for full recovery.
Saturday 1 February 2020
Alarmingly, very few large and commercially valuable fish were seen on the reefs in Tonga during a scientific survey conducted by the Global Reef Expedition, which released its online report on 30 January 2020 - several years after the research was conducted. It recommends greater marine conservation efforts.
Monday 9 December 2019
A population of coral reefs is making a remarkable recovery around the newest island on Earth, Hunga Tonga – Hunga Ha’apai (HTHH), after it was formed during a volcanic eruption in 2015. A new crater connects the neighbouring islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha’apai.
Saturday 4 May 2019
With a dire warning that, “If we do not act now, by 2050, 90% of the region’s coral reefs will be dead, and there will be no commercially exploitable wild fish stocks left,” the President of the Asian Development Bank, Mr Takehiko Nakao, launched an ‘Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for Asia and the Pacific’ yesterday, 3 May in Fiji. By Pesi Fonua.