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The Sixth GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020

IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseille
Tuesday , September 07, 2021


The Sixth GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World Report

7th September 2021, 11h15 – 12h00 (CEST)

Central Stage B

The sixth Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020 is the first global status of coral reefs since 2008 by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), and the first based on a quantitative analysis of a global dataset produced from contributions from several hundred scientists and organisations from 73 reef bearing countries. The session will highlight the main trends and recommendations to inform decision-making and strengthen ambition for the protection of coral reef ecosystems.

Moderator: Minna Epps, Director of the Global Marine & Polar Programme, IUCN


Coral Reefs: A vulnerable ecosystem critical to living in harmony with nature
H.E. Bernard Fautrier

The Importance of Monitoring in the Context of the UN Decades
Inger Anderson, Executive Director, UNEP

Delivering a foundation for managing coral reef resilience – Video
Jamie Isbister, Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment

Presentation of the Status of the Coral Reefs of the World 2020 Report
Dr David Souter, Chief Research Officer, Australian Institute of Marine Science
Dr Serge Planes, Director of Research, CRIOBE

The Next 10 Years for Monitoring of Coral Reefs
Dr David Obura, Founder & Director, CORDIO East Africa

The GCRMN, Coral Reefs and the CBD
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the CBD

Closing Remarks
Brian Aggeler, Chargé d’affaires U.S. Embassy, Paris  

Conclusion & Questions


For more information, please contact Francis Staub, Global Coordinator, ICRI: [email protected]

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