Coral transplantation helps, but not the only solution

2021-08-21, 12:44pm Biodiversity

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Coral reef restoration, a relatively novel approach, is being used to combat declines in global coral health. Photo by Sumer Verma. via Mongabay India

by Supriya Vohra on 18 August 2021

Corals are under constant threat by a number of anthropogenic and climatic factors.

India has five different regions where coral reefs are found. All carry out coral transplantation projects in varied capacities.

Experts say that while coral transplantation may help in increasing the genetic diversity and population numbers, it cannot be a singular solution to the threats that reefs are facing.

An overhaul of fisheries management, reduction in emissions and an examination of developmental activities are the need of the hour instead, say experts.