Infographic Transcript: Coral reef ecosystems are integral to the economy of the U.S. Virgin islands
The people of the U.S. Virgin Islands love their beaches and clear water; so do the visitors who come from around the world. Healthy reefs support the islands' culture and livelihoods — both directly and indirectly. From banking to water sports, hotels to transportation, real estate to fishing, healthy reefs provide many benefits. Everyone has a responsibility to preserve these benefits for generations. What actions can you take so the shared benefits coral reefs provide continue into the future?
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.