Mapping the global funding landscape for coral reef restoration

Hein, Margaux, Staub, francis, Banaszack, Anastazia, Dallison, Thomas, Deri, Wilfrid, Grimsditch, Gabriel, Jacob, Florina, Loder, Jennifer, McLeod, Ian, Mead, David, Moore, Tom, Newlands, Maxine, Shaver, Elizabeth, Thornton, Hazel, Vardi, Tali, Winters, R. Scott, and Zoccola, Didier (2021) Mapping the global funding landscape for coral reef restoration. External Commissioned Report. International Coral Reef Initiative.

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Coral reef restoration is increasingly recommended as an active management strategy to address the deterioration of the state and expanse of coral reefs. In 2019, a report from the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)'s Ad-hoc committee on coral restoration revealed that 88% of ICRI* countries are now using coral restoration as a tool to assist the recovery of coral reefs (McLeod et al. 2019). A global review found that coral restoration had been implemented in at least 56 countries as of 2020 (Boström-Einarsson et al. 2020), with most of the projects in low-income or developing nations. Coral reef restoration is now embedded in multilateral environmental agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and resolutions from the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA Resolution 4/13) and will be part of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Furthermore, through Resolution 73/284 and 72/73, the UN General Assembly has declared the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and the UN Decade on Ocean Science for Sustainable Development from 2021 to 2030, both of which will advance the science and practice of coral reef restoration.

However, coral reef restoration is a young field when compared to restoration in terrestrial systems and more traditional reef ecosystem management strategies such as implementing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) or developing fishing quotas. A greater understanding of the context of coral reef restoration projects and their capacity to be used as an effective management strategy to combat the global deterioration of coral reef is needed.

Item ID: 70966
Item Type: Report (External Commissioned Report)
Keywords: Coral restoration; finance
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Hein MY, Staub F (2021) Mapping the Global Funding Landscape for Coral Reef Restoration. International Coral Reef Initiative. 23pp. Available at

Lead Authors: Margaux Y. Hein, Francis Staub.

Contributing Authors: Anastazia Banaszack, Thomas Dallison, Wilfrid Deri, Gabriel Grimsditch, Florina Jacob, Jennifer Loder, Ian McLeod, David Mead, Tom Moore, Maxine Newlands, Elizabeth Shaver, Hazel Thornton, Tali Vardi, R. Scott Winters, Didier Zoccola,

Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 04:49
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4199 Other environmental sciences > 419999 Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1599 Other economic framework > 159902 Ecological economics @ 100%
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