Coral reefs provide a home to about 25 per cent of all marine species and are the most diverse of all the planet’s ecosystems, rivalling the diversity found in the Amazon rainforest. Estimates suggest that up to two million different types of animals thrive within or around coral reefs. Millions of people depend on that biodiversity for their livelihoods and food security.

Mapping provided by our partners VULCAN, converts various sources of data on coral reefs to generate detailed maps, images and notifications to support the implementation of coral reef and other ecosystem planning, as well as governance, monitoring, evaluation, and management throughout Commonwealth countries.