Singapores coastal and marine environment continue to host healthy coral reef communities despite the natural and anthropogenic impacts, acerbated by climate change drivers like elevated surface temperatures, sea level rise and ocean acidification.
Habitat restoration and species recovery through ex- and in- situ propagation of at risk species are some strategies to conserve coastal and marine biodiversity in an uncertain future. Through active propagation of coral species coupled with intertidal and sub-tidal restoration efforts, Singapore aims to ensure that her coral reef biodiversity is conserved. In view this, a research project on coral reefs will be initiated.
Review literature review on best practice of restoration of coral reef communities.
Establish hydrodynamic and physic-chemical conditions that support the successful development of coral reef communities.
Establish and maintain in- and ex-situ coral nurseries and a cyro-bank of all extant hard coral species found in Singapore.
Establish relevant coral husbandry protocols and techniques.