International Corel Reef Initiative (ICRI)


Name of initiative International Corel Reef Initiative (ICRI)
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Starting year 1994
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Secretariat The ICRI Secretariat is hosted for a determined term (usually two years) by State members, on a voluntary basis (France 2016-2018). The Secretariat progresses ICRI’s objectives through a specific Plan of Action; and organizes General Meetings of Members at least annually. The Secretariat can also choose to organize side events at major international summits and conferences to raise ICRI’s profile and promote its work.
Organisational structure The ICRI Secretariat organizes its work through an Action Plan approved by the ICRI members. The Action Plan is organized to implement the ICRI Call to Action and Framework for Action.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation International Corel Reef Initiative (ICRI)
Type of lead organisation Other intergovernmental organization
Location/Nationality of lead organisation France


Description The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is an informal partnership between Nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.

The Initiative was founded in 1994 by eight governments: Australia, France, Japan, Jamaica, the Philippines, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. It was announced at the First Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in December 1994, and at the high level segment of the Intersessional Meeting of the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development in April 1995. ICRI now counts more than 60 members.

Objectives Strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.
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Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Capacity building
Activity of initiative Training and education
Goals ICRI emerged out of the recognition that coral reefs and related ecosystems found in tropical and sub-tropical regions are facing serious degradation, primarily due to anthropogenic stresses. Many nations face similar threats to coral reefs and related ecosystems as well as similar management problems. Recognising this, ICRI’s objectives are to:

Encourage the adoption of best practice in sustainable management of coral reefs and associated ecosystems. Build capacity. Raise awareness at all levels on the plight of coral reefs around the world.

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Participants Number Names
Members 82  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 22 Blue Finance (USA),  Blue Ventures (United Kingdom),  Central Caribbean Marine Institute (Cayman Islands),  Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean - CORDIO (Kenya),  Conservation International - CI (USA),  Coral Cay Conservation - CCC (United Kingdom),  Coral Guardian (France),  Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversite Marine (France),  Great Barrier Reef Foundation (Australia),  Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense - AIDA (Brazil),  International Coral Reef Society (Germany),  Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (Norway),  National Coral Reef Institute (USA),  Project AWARE Foundation (United Kingdom),  Reef Check Foundation (USA),  Science and Conservation of Fish Aggregations - SCRFA in Hong Kong (China),  SeaWeb (USA),  The Coral Reef Alliance - CORAL (USA),  The Nature Conservancy (USA),  The Reef-World Foundation (United Kingdom),  Wildlife Conservation Society (USA),  World Resources Institute (USA),  WWF (Switzerland).
National states 44 Australia,  Barbados,  Belize,  Brazil,  Canada,  Colombia,  Costa Rica,  Cuba,  Dominican Republic,  Egypt,  Fiji,  France,  Germany,  Grenada,  Honduras,  India,  Indonesia,  Jamaica,  Japan,  Jordan,  Kenya,  Korea,  Madagascar,  Malaysia,  Maldives,  Mexico,  Myanmar,  New Caledonia,  Norway,  Panama,  Philippines,  Monaco,  Palau,  Samoa,  Seychelles,  South Africa,  Sri Lanka,  Sweden,  Tanzania,  Thailand,  Netherlands,  United Kingdom,  USA,  Vietnam
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 9 Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia - COBSEA (Thailand),  Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden - PERSGA (Saudi Arabia),  Secretariat of the Pacific Community (New Caledonia),  Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme - SPREP (Samoa),  South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme - SACEP (Sri Lanka),  The Nairobi Convention (Kenya),  UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme (Kenya),  Global Coral Reef Partnership (Kenya).
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 7 Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (Switzerland),  Convention on Biological Diversity (USA),  International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN (Switzerland),  Ramsar Convention Secretariat (Switzerland),  The World Bank (USA),  UNEP- World Conservation Monitoring Centre (Kenya),  United Nations Development Programme (USA).
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


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Last update: 4 August 2020 12:47:43

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