Status of Coral Reefs in Tsunami Affected Countries: 2005

Documents - Report: Research report
31 Jan 2006 -
The report concludes that the major threats to the coral reefs of the Indian Ocean continue to be from human activities, such as over-fishing, deforestation and climate change. These are far more damaging to coral reefs than the tsunami. The report calls for: the establishment of a tsunami early warning system; capacity building in integrated coastal management; improved fisheries management and coral reef monitoring; the establishment of more marine protected areas; careful reparation and rehabilitation of tsunami damage; and development of stronger national oceans policies Report and CD free. No postage charge. Pdf available at
Author: Goldberg, J.
Organizer: Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
Location: Townsville (Australia)