The Caribbean’s coral crisis: Ocean acidification threatens coastal livelihoods

The Caribbean is a paradise in peril — more than 50% of the Caribbean’s coral reefs could be lost by 2050. Urgent action is needed from the global community to preserve these vital ecosystems and protect the region’s economy.

More than 10% of the world’s coral reefs call the Caribbean home.
The Caribbean is highly dependent on tourism. Conch in particular contributes significantly to the tourism industry.
Crispin d'Auvergne
Program Director for Climate and Disaster Resilience, OECS
The fishing and aquaculture industries directly employ tens of thousands of people across the Caribbean. 180,000 people find employment indirectly through related industries across the commercial supply chain.
Approximately 1.9 million people work in the tourism industry in the Caribbean, making up 10% of total employment in the region.

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