Coral bleaching and mortality: Assessment of the extent of damage,
socio-economic effects, mitigation and recovery.
CORDIO is a collaborative program involving researchers in 11 countries
in the central and western Indian Ocean. CORDIO was created in 1999
to assess the widespread degradation of the coral reefs throughout
the region. Gradually much of the research is focusing on mitigation
of damage to reefs and on alternative livelihoods for people dependant
on reefs that are being degraded due to climate change and other