Implementation of the National Coral Reef Action
Strategy: Report to Congress (2008)
In June 2008, NOAA, in cooperation with the U.S. Coral Reef
Task Force (USCRTF), 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 2004-2006. This
document is the second of the biennial progress reports required
by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.
The report provides summaries and examples of the activities
conducted by the USCRTF members and their extramural
partners in 2004 to 2006 to implement the thirteen goals addressed
in the National
Coral Reef Action Strategy. It also presents a
brief analysis of the future opportunities and challenges facing
coral reef ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.
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.