The Third International Year of the Reef At the 31st General Meeting (November 2016 in Paris, France), the International Coral Reef Initiative declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef (view the recommendation in French , English , Spanish ) and encourages to: Strengthen awareness globally about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and associated ecosystems; Promote partnerships between governments, the private sector, academia and civil society on the management of coral reefs; Identify and implement effective management strategies for conservation, increased resiliency and sustainable use of these ecosystems and promoting best practices; and Share information on best practices in relation to sustainable coral reef management. ICRI encourages its members to support and participate in planning for IYOR 2018, and to facilitate the development of national level IYOR activities. For more information, contact the ICRI Secretariat . History 1997 was declared the first International Year of the...
World travellers, divers and filmmakers of The Jetlagged are setting out to give threatened coral ecosystems a new chance: They build an artificial reef on a Indonesian island paradise with heavily damaged corals. The Biorock structure will be equipped with a special feature: Electricity. This has proven to give corals super powers - enhancing growth and health with astonishing success. 6 months later, The Jetlagged come back to check out the progress on their reef… Awards: Innovation Award - 2016 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Best Direction - 2015 Silently 3 (Short Underwater Movie Festival) Best Theme - Kolkotta International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival Prize of the Main Advertising Partner Effectivity POWERED BY PUBLICS - 2016 Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm Official Selection: Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, New York / USA, 2015 19th International Underwater Film Festival, Belgrade / Serbia, 2015 Our world underwater, Lone Star State & Chicago /...
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