From: ICRI Secretariat [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 2:35 AM
Subject: Launch of the GCRMN Caribbean Report
It has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here! The all-awaited GCRMN report Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012 led by Jeremy Jackson is getting officially launched today. As you know, the findings of the report clearly show that we can still save Caribbean reefs if we take action to protect parrotfish and similar grazers, as reflected in a Recommendation adopted at our last meeting in Belize (available here
The (former) ICRI Secretariat has sponsored the making of a video to illustrate the main findings of the report and promote the Call to Action 2013 (entitled ‘From Despair to Repair’, by Sandy Cannon-Brown) – check it out on Vimeo here
The press release, as well as the full report and its Executive summary are available at www.icriforum.org/caribbeanreport
Many of you contributed to make this happen – so thanks to all those involved in getting data, editing and promoting the report, adopting the parrot fish recommendation, and now taking action in your own country: we can turn the trend around by working together in partnership – that’s what ICRI is all about after all. Or, as Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican reggae star likes to say, “You can get it if you really want, but you must try, try and try. You’ll succeed at last”.
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) Secretariat (former and present)