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The twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss have brought into stark relief the need for greater collaboration and action at the international level to conserve, manage, and restore coral reefs. Since its founding in 1994, the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) has played a vital role in bringing together those dedicated to the conservation, management, and restoration of coral reefs worldwide: informing international efforts to conserve reef and associated ecosystems, providing both a forum for global advocacy on coral reefs and assisting managers of coral reefs at the national and local levels. ICRI works to build capacity among governments and policies, encourage best practices for sustainable reef management, and to raise awareness about the status, value and importance of coral reefs worldwide.

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