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The Year of the Reef.

August 21, 2007

Did you know that 2008 is the International Year of the Reef? We’re very excited about the prospect of the world paying closer attention to coral reef crisis.

We also really loved the set of tips posted on the official web site. Really practical things that make a difference:

  • Support reef-friendly businesses. Ask what your dive shop, boating store, tour operator, hotel and other coastal businesses are doing to save coral reefs.
  • Report dumping or other illegal activities. Help be the eyes and ears of the reef! Your involvement can make a big difference. (You can do this in Eilat by calling the Nature and National Parks Authority.)
  • Be an informed consumer. Only buy marine fish and other reef organisms when you know they have been collected in an ecologically sound manner. Ask store managers where the organisms come from and how they were collected.

Read the rest here.

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