Brief History of CORDIO
reefs are highly productive and sustain the livelihoods and the
well-being of local communities throughout the wider Indian Ocean
region, by providing fish and other edible species and valuable
natural resources. In addition healthy coral reefs attract tourists
and protect coastlines against coastal erosion. The coral reefs
of the Indian Ocean are under severe pressure from climate change
and a number of human activities that have degraded their condition.
As a consequence there is a decline in the availability of fish
and other resources throughout the Indian Ocean.
CORDIO project is focused on research and monitoring of coral reefs
of the Indian Ocean. CORDIO is implementing about 45 projects (see
Activities) in 11 Indian Ocean countries
(Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles,
Comores, Reunion, Maldives, Sri Lanka, India). About 50 scientists
at local institutions in these countries carry out the projects.