Since 2016, Blue Pangolin Consulting have been involved with the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Secretariat. On October 5th, the Blue Pangolin team coordinated and facilitated the handover ceremony from the 2018-2021 co-chairs of Australia, Indonesia and Monaco to the newly announced chair, the United States of America.
From 2018 – 2021, Blue Pangolin Consulting, have been supporting the ICRI co-chair and ICRI members in implementing the 2018-2021 Plan of Action. It was built on 4 axes that focused on:
- Promoting effective and adaptable solutions to improve the protection of #coralreefs. Including coral reef restoration, coral reef ecosystems and the CBD Post-2020 GBF, national coral reef policies and coral reef financing.
- Understanding the trends of coral reefs that culminated in the launch of the Sixth GCRMN Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2020 report.
- The Live Reef Fish Food Treed
- Help to reduce anthropogenic threats to coral reefs
All of the achievements and successes under the Australia-Indonesia-Monaco co-chair can be found in the released “ICRI Report of Activities: 2018-2021” of which both Tom and Francis are lead authors.
We are looking forward to supporting another productive ICRI Secretariat term under the United States of America.