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Webinar: The Impacts of Land-based Sources of Pollution on Coral Reefs

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April 4th 2024 | Time: 21:00 BST | 16:00 EDT

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Topic

The Impacts of Land-based Sources of Pollution on Coral Reefs.

General information

The impacts of land-based sources of pollution on coral reefs are profound and multifaceted, contributing significantly to their degradation worldwide. Runoff containing sediment, nutrients, pesticides, and industrial waste from human activities such as agriculture, urban development, and manufacturing can lead to sedimentation, nutrient enrichment, and chemical contamination in reef environments. These pollutants disrupt the delicate balance of coral reef ecosystems, causing coral bleaching, reduced growth rates, altered species compositions, and increased susceptibility to diseases. Additionally, land-based pollution can exacerbate the effects of climate change and ocean acidification, further jeopardising the health and resilience of coral reefs, which are vital marine ecosystems supporting diverse marine life and providing essential ecosystem services. Addressing these sources of pollution through improved land-use practices, wastewater management, and policy interventions is crucial for the preservation and restoration of coral reef ecosystems.

The meeting will be recorded.

Language

English

Contact

Should you have any questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact the ICRI Secretariat

Agenda

Thursday 4th April 2024

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