Study Finds Only 2.5 Percent of the World’s Coral Reefs Are Currently Being Actively Protected

June 19, 2020 — A new global study has found that only 2.5 percent of tropical reefs are formally protected and conserved through laws and regulations. These numbers are significantly lower than previous estimates, and highlight an urgent need for governments, communities, and partnering organizations to create and expand marine reserves to protect these ecosystems […]