Collaboration is key to rebuilding coral reefs

17 Aug 2020

The most successful and cost-effective ways to restore coral reefs have been identified by an international group of scientists, after analysing restoration projects in Latin America.

The University of Queensland’s Dr Elisa Bayraktarov led the team that investigated 12 coral reef restoration case studies in five countries.

“Coral reefs worldwide are degrading due to climate change, overfishing, pollution, coastal development, coral bleaching and diseases,” Dr Bayraktarov said.

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The research has been published in PLOS One (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228477). See a full list of supporting organisations (the organisations are predominately Latin American).