Member Type Non Governmental Organization
World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute (WRI) supports decision-making relevant to coral reefs through research, analysis, economic valuation, information integration and sharing and communication. We aim to overcome data silos. WRI recently led a research effort to identify the spatial data needs of multiple audiences making coastal planning, management, and investment decisions. WRI is leveraging that research to collaboratively develop a platform of spatial data relevant to coral reefs, as well as global and regional-level dashboards to show the status of key variables related to coral reefs – threats to, status of, and protection of reefs, as well as their value and the dependence of coastal communities on reefs. WRI also collaborates on innovative modelling of the ecosystem service values provided by coral reefs and mangroves and provides support to associated platforms including the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy and Friends of Ocean Action with a view to catalyse ambitious and collaborative action to protect and restore coral reef and associated ecosystems. Our work is global in scope.
Last Updated: 24 July 2020