Huge Part of Asian Coral Reefs at Risk

Over 85% of the reefs in the Asia’s “Coral Triangle” are directly endangered by human activities like coastal developments, pollutions, and overfishing, the latest report ever warned on Monday.

Presented at the International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns, it mentioned the threat was considerably more as compared to the global average of about 60% and encouraged better efforts to minimize the destructive fishing as well as run-off from the lands.

A Coral Triangle covering the Indonesia, the Malaysia, the Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, The Solomon Islands, and the East Timor furthermore contains almost 30% of the world’s reefs and above 3 000 species of fish.