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close this bookReefs at Risk - A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World's Coral Reefs (WRI, 1998, 56 pages)
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View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentForeword
View the documentKey Findings
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentReefs and People: What Is at Stake?
View the documentThreats to Reefs
View the documentThe Reefs at Risk Indicator
View the documentStatus of the World's Coral Reefs
View the documentTwelve Reefs at Risk
View the documentImproving Our Knowledge Base
View the documentProtecting the Health of Coral Reef Ecosystems
View the documentTechnical Notes
View the documentAbout the Authors
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The World Resources Institute would like to acknowledge the United Nations Environment Programme, The Bay Foundation, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, The Henry Foundation, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency for their encouragement and financial support.

The Reefs at Risk analysis would not have been possible without the data and expert advice provided by our collaborators - the World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management. We also wish to acknowledge the many experts who reviewed the Reefs at Risk methodology and results:

Attended the methodology review workshop, August, 1997 in Washington, DC: Tundy Agardy (Conservation International), Nicole Glineaur (World Bank), Marea Hatziolos (World Bank), Jan Post (World Bank), Jack Sobel (Center for Marine Conservation), Edward Towle (Island Resources Foundation), John Tschirkey (The Nature Conservancy), John Waugh (IUCN-US).

Attended the workshop on methodology and results for the world, September, 1997 in Manila: Chou Loke Ming (Dept of Zoology-National University of Singapore), Terry Done (Australian Institute of Marine Science), Clive Wilkinson (Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, Australian Institute of Marine Science), Gregor Hodgson (Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Jim Canon (Conservation International), Perry Alino (Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines), Alan White (Coastal Resource Management Project), Pamela Hallock (Dept of Marine Science, University of South Florida), James Maragos (East-West Center), Malikusworo Hutomo (Research and Development Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of the Sciences), Hector Guzman (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama).

Others who provided input (on methodology and/or results): Bruce Potter (Island Resources Foundation), Don McAllister (Ocean Voice International), Jane Lubchenco (Dept of Zoology, Oregon State University), Bob Stallard (U.S. Geological Survey), John Milliman (VIMS, University of Virginia), Stephen Jameson (Coral Seas), Herman Cesar (World Bank), Lynne Z. Hale (University of Rhode Island).

Individuals who contributed to the species richness vs risk analysis: Callum Roberts (University of York), Don McAllister (Ocean Voice International), Julie Hawkins (University of York), Fred Schueler (Ocean Voice International).

Staff from partner organizations involved in September workshop and/or otherwise helped with the methodology: Mark Spalding (WCMC), John McManus (ICLARM), Sheila Vergara (ICLARM), Maria Carmen Ablan (ICLARM), Irene Uy (ICLARM), Lambert MeƱez (ICLARM), Maharlina Luz Gorospe (ICLARM), Kathleen P. K. Reyes (ICLARM).

Other external reviewers of draft: Sylvia Earle (National Geographic), Stephen Colwell (Coral Reef Alliance), Paul Holthus (World Wildlife Fund), Rodney Salm (World Conservation Union - IUCN), Sue Wells (World Wildlife Fund), George Woodwell (Woods Hole Research Center).

WRI staff involved in the workshops, reviewed the draft and/or otherwise helped with the methodology (excludes authors): Walt Reid, Siobhan Murray, Sheila Ferguson, Charles Barber, Alien Hammond, Dan Tunstall, Daniel Nielsen, Eric Rodenburg, Sara Moola, Jake Brunner, Norbert Henninger, Carmen Revenga.

WRI staff who assisted with fundraising, production of the report, and communication of results: Kevin Parker, Julie Harlan, Hyacinth Billings, Valerie Schwartz, Carol Rosen, Frank Dexter Brown, and Mary Houser.

Special thanks to: Kate Sebastian (University of Maryland) for assistance with map design, Rick Bunch and Walt Reid for consultations on color blindness, Vic Klemas (University of Delaware) for providing data on river sediment plumes used to calibrate the watershed model, and Siobhan Murray for assistance implementing the watershed model.