Discover the beauty & value of coral reefs in your National Parks
Coral Reef Ecosystems
Coral reef ecosystems are bastions of biodiversity where thousands of plant and animal species make their homes. Ten National Parks with coral reefs attract more than 1.5 million visits per year. Threats to the coral reef Parks include:
The National Park Service is working to restore and maintain the exceptional biological and recreational values of coral reef Parks.
In celebration of IYOR 2008, the artist Wyland created this commemorative painting, 'Year of the Reef'.
Coral Reef Parks
U.S. Virgin Islands
Hawai´i & Pacific Islands
Inventory & Monitoring