July 2, Washington, DC – VideoTakes is proud to present a new video, From Despair to Repair, as a complement to a new report, Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012. To access the report go to www.iucn.org/?16050 and/or www.icriforum.org.
The video features two veteran marine scientists, Dr. Jeremy Jackson and Dr. Nancy Knowlton, who fell in love with each other and the reefs 40 years ago. Today those reefs are gone, due primarily to overfishing, pollution and overpopulation. Given that Caribbean coral reefs generate more than $3 billion annually from tourism and fisheries, and that they are a major oceanic ecosystem, this is a tragedy that must be reversed. The report explains how we go about doing that.