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Filtered : Corals Feel the Heat in East Africa

Helping Corals Survive a Changing Climate

April 22, 2013

Coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan highlights the resilience of coral reefs and the conservation efforts that will help them adapt to changing conditions.

Fishing Communities Put the Heat on Climate Change Talks

December 8, 2011

As global leaders convene in Durban, South Africa to tackle climate change, WCS coral reef fisheries expert Dr. Tim McClanahan and his colleague Dr. Joshua Cinner urge action on behalf of the world’s fishing communities dependent upon the increasingly threatened bounty of warming tropical seas.

A Countdown to Coral Collapse

September 28, 2011

A new study identifies a better way to determine if coral ecosystems are in danger of collapse.

A Map for Reef Relief

August 12, 2011

WCS marine scientists provide a color code for coral conservation by mapping out the stress loads of the world's reefs.

A Stress Test for Corals on Edge

March 22, 2011

WCS has developed a stress test to map out which coral reefs will have the best chance of surviving through the climate change era.

Spare the Fish, Save the Reefs

June 18, 2009

A new study says that banning certain types of fishing gear can help save coral reefs from the damaging effects of climate change, by protecting key fish populations that help stressed reefs recover.

Africa's Super Reefs

April 23, 2009

In the face of warming ocean waters due to climate change, some coral reefs off East Africa are demonstrating unusual resiliency. A WCS study shows that successful fisheries management is key.

Economy Squeezes Reef Fish

March 12, 2009

WCS researchers find that coral reefs next to middle class communities in East Africa have far fewer fish than the reefs in either poor or affluent communities.

A Coral Comeback

December 29, 2008

A combination of improved management and natural regeneration is helping corals stage a rapid comeback in Indonesia following the December 2004 tsunami.

Reefs Find Shelter from the Heat

December 4, 2007

A WCS study finds that the prospects of coral reefs in the age of climate change have improved. Reefs living in sites with variable temperatures are better able to survive warm water.

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