In developing countries coastal ecosystems — coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds — provide fish to eat and trade, support tourism, protect coastlines from storms and filter water.

Coastal communities rely on these coral ecosystems for their livelihoods, food and wellbeing. Unfortunately, these ecosystems are under threat from pollution, overfishing, destructive fishing, unsustainable coastal development and climate change.

Between 2014-2018 the Capturing Coral Reef & Related Ecosystem Services (CCRES) project, in collaboration with project partners and beneficiaries, the CCRES project developed 16 technical tools and knowledge products to assist managers, policy-makers and planners to improve the management of coastal ecosystems.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and The University of Queensland (UQ) funded the CCRES project. The World Bank implemented it and UQ executed it.

The CCRES project closed on December 31, 2018. For more information contact the project manager Dr Liz Izquierdo at [email protected]