Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Today's New York Times carries an article by Cornelia Dean on some efforts at coral restoration in Florida by Ken Nedimyer recently supported by the Nature Conservancy (Coral Is Dying. Can It Be Reborn? - and also a short movie). It refers in passing to World Bank/Global Environmental Facility work on Long-term efficacy and cost-effectiveness of coral reef restoration interventions.

Nedimyer's work looks to be modest and not informed by experience of organisations such as the Global Coral Reef Alliance.


Blogger Simon Donner said...

My response in this week's NY Times (Science Times section):

Re “Coral Is Dying. Can It Be Reborn?” (May 1): The coral farming and transplantation efforts described in Cornelia Dean’s article may prove useful in restoring individual patches of reef in popular tourist sites. However, such labor-intensive and costly coral reef restoration work is no match for the threat that global climate change poses to coral reefs worldwide.

Hundreds of millions of people in the developing world who depend on coral reefs for food, income and shelter from ocean waves will suffer. Perhaps we should focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, rather than protecting our favorite dive spots.

8:04 pm  

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