Coral reefs have been playing a crucial role in our planetís life for millions of years.

Coral reefs are one of the world's richest and most productive ecosystems.

One quarter of all marine life depends in someway on the reef for survival.

Millions of people in the world depend on the reef for food resources and protection of their environment.

Lying next to the land, coral reefs prevent huge waves from smashing into the beaches during storms.

Coral reefs are also one of the ecosystems the most sensitive to human impacts. When a coral reef dies, all the life that thrives in and around it vanishes as well.