Alessandra Crivelli via Crowdrise
September 04, 2012
BENEFITING: The Nature Conservancy
YOU CAN HELP PROTECT THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE PLACES WHEN YOU DONATE FOR SAVING CORAL REEF.
i always loved the ocean since i was a little girl, even if i've never been able to see it and when i dicovered the site of 'the nature conversancy' (http://www.nature.org), i just became so addicted to the organisation, it stolen my heart. THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TO DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT THE WORLD.
Coral reefs form some of the world's most productive ecosystems, providing complex and varied marine habitats that support a wide range of other organisms.
Thousand of species are living in the ocean, and that is freaking awesome. coral reefs is not just apparances, are also one of the most threatened marine systems. Coral reefs are dying around the world. In particular, coral mining, agricultural and urban runoff, pollution (organic and inorganic), overfishing, blast fishing, disease, and the digging of canals and access into islands and bays are localized threats to coral ecosystems. Broader threats are sea temperature rise, sea level rise and pH changes from ocean acidification, all associated with greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011, researchers suggested that "extant marine invertebrates face the same synergistic effects of multiple stressors" that occurred during the end-Permian extinction, and that genera "with poorly buffered respiratory physiology and calcareous shells", such as corals, were particularly vulnerable. Coral reefs need our immediate attention. If the present rate of destruction continues, 70% of the world's coral reefs will be destroyed by the year 2050.
With your help, The Nature Conservancy is protecting the world's coral reefs and all the corals, fish and people that depend on them.
IF YOU DONATE AT LEAST 27$ TO THIS PROJECT BY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2012 YOU'LL AUTOMATICALLY BE SIGNED UP TO WIN AN IPAD!