Facts on Corals:

  1. The term 'coral' refers to a number of different animals. These include hard corals, sea fans, sea feathers, sea pens, sea pansies, organ pipe coral, black coral, soft corals, fan corals whip corals.

  2. Properly managed coral reefs can yield an average of 15 tonnes of fish and other seafood per square kilometer each year

  3. Southeast Asia's coral reef fisheries alone are estimated to yield US$ 2.4 billion annually

  4. Occupying less than one quarter of 1% of the marine environment, coral reefs are home to more than 25% of all known marine fish species

  5. 58% of the world's coral reefs are potentially threatened by human activity