Supporting materials

Warren Baverstock

A number of supporting materials have been produced to accompany the ICRI Recommendation. Please check back regularly as new resources will be developed and translated in the period up to COP15 in May 2021.

The Press Release (PDF), released on International Biodiversity Day, announcing the delivery of the Recommendation to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to be incorporated into the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Framework). The Summary of the ICRI Recommendation (PDF) which is now available in EnglishFrenchSpanish.

WCS has produced a document in support of the ICRI recommendation “Recommendation: setting shared goals and targets for coral reefs“, available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Indonesian, Portuguese and Spanish.

WWF’s Coral Reef Rescue Initiative shared a blog post “Achieving high ambitions from down below” about the need to include ecosystem-specific indicators in the CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Two infographics, one that illustrates the value of coral reefs globally and one that describes the recommended indicators:

English versions

Spanish versions translated by ReefBites

Portuguese versions translated by WCS Mozambique

Persian versions translated by QRRP

Please note we are looking to translate the infographics into additional languages, if you are able to assist please contact Claire.

A one-minute video that depicts the value of corals and a call to action in supporting the Recommendation


This work was done with the support of Vulcan Inc.