Caribbean’s coral reefs could vanish by 2030

Healthy corral reefBad news for the oceans : according to the BBC : ” Many of the Caribbean’s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). “

” Data from more than 35,000 surveys suggests that habitats have declined by more than 50% since the 1970s. The report’s authors believe that over-fishing and disease is mainly to blame. “

” They say the trend could continue if nothing is done, but with protection the reefs could bounce back. ” Let’s hope something is done about the acidification of our oceans too…

By Edouard

Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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