Water is the lifeblood of our planet, and freshwater ecosystems connect headwaters with oceans, land with water, and people with the resources they need to thrive. But when rivers, lakes and wetlands are degraded, their ability to provide reliable supplies of clean water — and to support the species on which millions of vulnerable people depend — is threatened.
But pictures speak louder than words. To fully understand the beauty and importance of coral reefs, watch this short video.
Coral Reef Health - Ann Crawley (2:15 minutes)
Mapping the World's (Few) Protected Seas - National Geographic
First Biofluorescent Turtle Ever Recorded - National Geographic