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Report Card 2010

The 2010 Report Card highlights three focal sections – an assessment on the current state of the Reef; an update on existing and emerging threats to reef health; and a sample of stories of hope and needed actions to foster healthy reefs and healthy people.

First, this report card begins with a reexamination of the Indicators of Reef Health. It reviews the indicators that constitute the Healthy Reef Index as well as the grading criteria and threshold values for these indicators.

Next, the Report Card reviews the suite of threats facing the reef, including several newly perceived threats that were not known two years ago.

Finally, the Report Card takes a look at positive reef management tools such as marine protected areas and protection of endangered species.

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