Threats to Coral Reefs

Threats to coral reefs can come from many causes, including:

Antropogenik, from human activity

  • Brutal fishing practice using bombs and cyanide
  • Brutal mining of resources from the sea including corals for construction.
  • Water Pollution and Sedimentation from the sewage buildup

Natural Causes

  • Climate changes that can lead to coral bleaching
  • Coral Disease
  • Invasive species

Fish Bombing

Coral Mining

Women too mine corals for a living starting from 6am till 4pm. They make two boat loads of mined corals a day and each boat load makes them Rupiah80,000 or US$8. Wanci, Wakatobi, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. 10 November 2009