Coral Collapse Preventable With Newly Identified Process
October 4, 2011 | Press release | Conservation & Sustainable Development

Using data from coral reef systems across the western Indian Ocean, MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society and others have identified how overfishing creates a series of big changes on reefs that precipitate a final collapse. This information can now help managers gauge the true health of a reef — even those that appear healthy — and tell them when to restrict fishing in order to avoid a collapse of the ecosystem and fishery. Read the report.