The Northeast and Southeast Asia nodes of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) regularly report on the status and trends of coral reefs in the East Asian Seas region under the framework of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). Regional and country-level reporting has lead to the Status of Coral Reefs in East Asian Seas Region series published in 2004, 2010, 2014 and 2018. The current report leverages the efforts of many individual countries and partner NGOs to study and monitor reef ecosystems in the East Asian Seas. It also builds upon past collaborative work in the region, such as the ASEAN-Australia Living Coastal Resources project in the 1990s (Wilkinson et al. 1992, Chou et al. 1994), and the associated data which have been consolidated for analysis here.
Citation: Kimura, T., L. M. Chou, D. Huang, K. Tun, and E. Goh, editors. 2022. Status and Trends of East Asian Coral Reefs: 1983–2019. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, East Asia Region.