Coalition of Conservation Organizations, Scientists Calls on White House and Congress to Protect Corals
Source: Yahoo! News
July 2, 2009
San Francisco, CA - The Coral Reef Alliance (http://www.coral.org) has created a coalition of 44 and stakeholder groups and 117 marine scientists to ask the White House and U.S. Congress to undertake the following measures for coral reef protection:
- Reauthorization of the U.S. Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000;
- Enactment of meaningful reductions in carbon dioxide emissions;
- Effective conservation of at least 30 percent of coral reef and reef-associated coastal resources in U.S. states and territories using marine protected areas; and
- Support for ocean education and citizen-science programs to create an educated public that understands and is committed to ocean conservation.
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