Conservation International

Coastal Ecosystems: Important for Humans, Wildlife and Combating Climate Change

60% of the world's population lives with 60 kilometers (37 miles) of the ocean.

Coral reefs are home to more than 25% of all marine species.

Coastal ecosystems — including mangroves and tidal marshes — comprise 0.2% of the ocean surface, but they represent 50% of the ocean's capacity to absorb carbon.

Some 980,000 hectares of coastal ecosystems — an area larger than New York City — are destroyed every year.

Nature can be 30% of the solution — but it can't do it without you.

Conservation International leads groundbreaking work to help safeguard the seas that can help combat climate change — but we can't do it alone. We need your help.

When you donate to CI, you're not just helping the Earth. You're helping people, too.

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