FROM THE FIELD: Mapping coral reefs from space

A plan to use satellite imaging to build up a global picture of coral reefs, to better understand how to protect them from warming seas brought on by climate change, is being supported by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

UN environmental agency launches project to save Indonesia’s coral reefs

With 82 per cent of the coral reefs in Indonesia – the world’s largest reef nation – at risk, the United Nations environmental agency today launched a training programme in the holiday island of Bali to help dive operators and hoteliers protect the fragile ecosystem.