Friday, October 1, 2010

Implementation of the National Coral Reef Strategy -- NOAA

The Report to Congress by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration covers coral reef-related activities by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP or Program) between 2007 and 2009, and fulfills the requirement under the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 of periodic
reporting on the activities undertaken to advance coral reef conservation. During the period covered by this report, the CRCP operated pursuant to thirteen program goals organized under two themes: Understanding Coral Reef Ecosystems and Reducing the Adverse Impacts of Human Activities. These thirteen goals guided most of the funding and activities undertaken by the CRCP from 2007 to 2009, and the content for this report is organized accordingly.

The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force developed these themes and goals in 2000 when it produced the National Action Plan to Conserve Coral Reefs. A National Action Strategy, published in 2002, put forth a strategy to achieve the goals listed in the National Coral Reef Action Plan.

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