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Safeguarding the biodiversity of intertidal and sub-tidal coral reef habitats through habitat restoration and species recovery
by Singapore (Government)
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.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Research project
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.
Other, please specify
Scientific research
Basic information
Time-frame: 2018 - 2018
Singapore (government)
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Nathaniel Khng, Counsellor (Legal), Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations in New York, Nathaniel_KHNG@mfa.gov.sg,
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