Analysis of International Funding for the Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs and Associated Coastal Ecosystems


Release Year 2018

Between 2010 and 2016, more than USD 1.9 billion was committed to implement, monitor and enforce the conservation and sustainable management of tropical coral reefs and associated mangroves and seagrasses, yet coral reef ecosystems alone provide society with living resources and services equating approximately USD 375 billion per year. This analysis explores the intended purpose and spatial and temporal distribution of funding allocations. The alignment of funding with policy ambitions related to coral reefs and associated ecosystems is assessed, along with implications for future investment in the conservation of these ecosystems.

The analysis was conducted by UN Environment, the International Coral Reef Initiative and UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre and funded by the Government of France.