Recommendation on the inclusion of coral reefs and related ecosystems within the CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework


Release Year 2020

The Recommendation is a contribution to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) development process to ensure the appropriate inclusion of coral reef ecosystems. The Recommendation pays particular attention to identifying clear, measurable indicators for coral reefs as a way to ensure actions to address coral reefs are prioritised in realising the targets and goals of the GBF. A summary of the Recommendation is also available.

Alongside the Recommendation, ICRI has produced a number of supporting materials, including infographics and a one-minute video, all of which can be found here:

As of December 2021, the Recommendation has an addendum to include restoration.