International Year of the Reef 2018

Living reefs of Sentosa Serapong
Singapore has surprisingly rich living shores!

What is International Year of the Reef 2018?

International Year of the Reef happens only once every 10 years. The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) has declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef!
 For IYOR 2018, ICRI encourages us to:
  • strengthen awareness globally about the value of, and threats to, coral reefs and associated ecosystems;
  • promote partnerships between governments, the private sector, academia and civil society on the management of coral reefs;
  • identify and implement effective management strategies for conservation, increased resiliency and sustainable use of these ecosystems and promoting best practices; and
  • share information on best practices in relation to sustainable coral reef management.
60 countries and groups around the world will celebrate International Year of the Reef 2018! More on the International Year of the Reef 2018 website and blog.

In Singapore, the marine community has come together too. Celebrating Singapore Shores is the platform for these celebrations in 2018 and the years beyond.