Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report to Congress (2005)
In July 2005, NOAA, in cooperation with the U.S. Coral
Reef Task Force, released a report to Congress entitled Implementation
of the National Coral Reef Action Strategy: Report on the U.S. Coral Reef
Task Force Activities from 2002-2003. This document is the first of the
biennial progress reports required by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of
2000 and provides an update on activities undertaken to implement the National
Coral Reef Action Strategy (NAS), developed in 2002.
The report summarizes
Task Force members' implementation of the thirteen
goals addressed in the NAS, and highlights the many accomplishments
made since the NAS was developed, describing for each goal area specific
programs and activities completed or underway. It also notes future
challenges in addressing coral reef health issues. Below is the complete
report, and individual chapters. For more information about this report please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appearing as solitary forms in the fossil record more than 400 million years ago, corals are extremely ancient animals that evolved into modern reef-building forms over the last 25 million years. Continue Reading →
coral reef conservation program
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) is a partnership between the NOAA Line Offices that work on coral reef issues: the National Ocean Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service. The CRCP brings together expertise from across NOAA for a multidisciplinary approach to managing and understanding coral reef ecosystems.