Mangroves, coral reefs and sand reefs are under immense pressure from poverty, population growth and economic development. Filmed in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand - four countries worst hit by the Tsunami - documentary looks at conservation activities by communities, researchers and activists. (9:23 mins)
Human and natural factors exert many pressures on coral reefs. A group of young divers is regenerating one damaged reef, giving nature a helping hand.
In Pemuteran, Bali, scientists, conservationists hotels, dive shops, fishermen, and villages have gotten together to build coral nurseries on which corals grow faster than normal, and around which fish school. To repopulate the area as quickly as possible with coral and fish, coral nurseries were built using the Electrolytic Mineral Accretion Technology (BiorockTM) of Hilbertz and Goreau. It is an outstanding effort to save corals from manmade destruction by bombs, cyanide fishing and global warming.
This video is showing "Karang Lestari", the biggest Bio-Rock Project in the World. It was created as a Coral Nursery, Coral Protection Project or Coral Ark. It is located in Pemuteran Bay, North-West Bali, Indonesia and stretches about 500 Meters in front of "Taman Sari Bali Cottages".