Coordination of the International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2018
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) declared 2018 as the 3rd International Year of the Reef. The aim of the Year was to:
- Strengthen awareness globally about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and their associated ecosystems;
- Promote partnerships between Governments, the private sector, academia and civil society on the management of coral reefs;
- Identify and implement effective management strategies for conservation, increased resiliency and sustainable use of these ecosystems and promoting best practices; and
- Share information on best practices in relation to sustainable coral reef management.
To document the Year, an end of year report was created showcasing a small selection of activities and events that took place throughout the Year in celebration.