Explore how the ICRI is Working in Unity #ForCoral
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is a global partnership between nations and organizations that strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems worldwide. Founded in 1994 by eight nations, the coalition now counts over 90 members, including 45 countries that are custodians of over 75% of the world's coral reefs.
The United States is the current chair of ICRI, represented by the Department of State and NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program. Under this chairmanship, ICRI released the ICRI Plan of Action 2021-2024. This plan guides the actions of ICRI and its members through four themes described below.
ICRI is the only initiative of its kind. It unites the global coral community and raises awareness of the need to protect coral reefs. The initiative also supports countries and organizations to guide nature-positive policies to protect coral reefs better. Under the chairmanship of the U.S., ICRI continues to advocate for coral reefs and their associated ecosystems around the globe.