Most of the problems that coral reefs are experiencing is not coming from human actions at sea, but from the land.
Everything we do throughout our daily life has an impact to these delicate environments. As the saying goes ‘_____ always flow downhill’, and the reefs are downhill from us all. Pollution, sediment, soils, nutrients, and more are all released from human activities and greatly affect both the health and diversity of our reefs.
This is why we not only have to focus our conservation efforts on the marine ecosystems, but also have to work on land.