The Sixth Status of Corals of the World: 2020

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The executive summary of the sixth GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020 was presented at a closed event during the IUCN World Conservation Congress. The official date for external release of the executive summary and the report is October 5th 2021. If you would like to receive an invitation for the event (online), please contact Francis Staub

The sixth GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020 is the first global status of coral reefs since 2008, 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 executive summary and report will highlight the main trends and recommendations to inform decision-making and strengthen ambition for the protection of coral reef ecosystems.