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Title: Seychelles UK 20032005


1
Small Island States Why are Coral Reefs Important
to us?
Rolph Payet, 2003
2
From Where ?
  • Coral Reefs or Islands- which came first?
  • Volcanic Islands Fringing/Barrier
    Reefs....Atolls
  • Coral Islands Carbonate deposits, sand cays and
    Reefs
  • Granitic Islands Fringing reefs
  • There is still a number of unanswered questions
    and theories, however it is clear that
  • many islands would not exist without corals, and
    reefs would not be as wide spread without islands.

3
Global Importance
  • Diversity of coral reefs are much higher around
    islands than along continental coasts
  • Islands are important stepping stones in
    maintaining global populations and diversity of
    reefs
  • 40 of the worlds coral reefs are found around
    islands
  • 60,000 km2, or 21 of global total of coral reefs
    areas lie within SIDS

4
Living Coral Island Life
5
Dead Coral Island Poverty
  • Major Threats to Coral Reefs
  • Direct Human Pollution, Sedimentation,
    Destructive Fishing, Diseases, Reclamation
  • Indirect Human Climate Change, Bleaching,
    Invasive Species
  • Natural UV, Long-term Cycles in the earths
    system

6
Status of Reefs in SIDS
7
Why a resolution ?
  • Recognise the importance of coral reefs to
    islands
  • Continued increase in direct threats through lack
    of political will, capacity and monitoring
  • Continued increase in indirect threats through
    lack of global consensus to address the issue of
    climate change
  • Sustainable development is directly hampered by
    degradation of coral reefs

8
Resolution Overview
  • Call upon SIDS to endorse and implement ICRIs
    Call to Action
  • Put in place measures to address coral reef
    degradation
  • Improve knowledge on the state of reefs
  • Recognise the interconnectedness of coral reef
    populations and designing representative
    protected areas networks
  • Develop national capacities
  • Call upon the international community to support
    tangible coral reef initiatives in Small Island
    States

9
Next Steps
  • Adoption by ICRI of the Small Island States
    Resolution
  • Presentation of the Adopted Resolution at the 2nd
    Regional AIMS group meeting in early January in
    Seychelles
  • Insertion of the resolution in the BPOA10 Work
    programme/theme at the Final Inter-Regional
    Meeting for the SIDS
  • Discussion and presentation of the resolution to
    CBD COP in Malaysia (March ?)
  • Adoption of the Resolution at the SIDS meeting in
    Mauritius, mid-2004

10
Coral Reef at the Centre of Development in
Seychelles
Credits Roger Bour
11
Coral Reef set aside as World Heritage in
Seychelles
Credits Roger Bour
12
Thank you
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