From June 19 to 24, 2016, over 2,500 coral reef scientists, policy makers, and managers from 70 different nations will gather for the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium at the Honolulu Convention Center.
Coral reef and coastal resource managers now have two new tools to strengthen their efforts on the ground and in the water to reduce the impacts of land-based sources of pollution on coral reefs. The tools are a product of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Watershed Partnership Initiative.
Protecting coral reefs can seem like an overwhelming task. Residents in Guam are up for the challenge and are celebrating their coral reef conservation accomplishments. The Guam Community Coral Reef Monitoring Program (GCCRMP), launched in 2012, is highly active in the community and continues to grow in its outreach and reef management capabilities every year.
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program was established in 2000 by the Coral Reef Conservation Act. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the program is part of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management.