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2008 Pacific Year of the Reef

June 15, 2008

The 2008 Pacific Year of the Reef camapign is a regional initiative facilitated by SPREP to incite action to save the Pacific's coral reefs. The campaign has three objectives:

  1. Promote coral reef conservation initiatives
  2. Promote behaviour change
  3. Raise awareness of the economic value of coral reefs and their vital role in adapting to climate change

The campaign slogan of "Strong Reefs, Strong Islands" emphasises the close connection between healthy reefs and the integrity of the Pacific islands and societies.

SPREP encourages Members to adapt and implement appropriate regional activities or develop their own. Activities developed as part of the regional campaign aim to promote two key messages:

Coral Reef: Provider, Protector

and

Time for action

A publication, Reef Talk, will be pruduced quarterly during 2008. The first two issues are out and may be downloaded from TuvaluIslands.com:

Reef Talk No. 1 (February 2008)

Reef Talk No. 2 (June 2008)

Related Document:

Funafuti Reef Restoration Project (February 2008)

 

Source: SREP


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