Exhibition "Coral reefs, a challenge for Humanity"

When :

from Saturday 2 June, 2018
to Friday 31 August, 2018

Type of event :

Guided Tour

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France

In the context of World Oceans day (8 June), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO is pleased to welcome the exhibition “Coral reefs, a challenge for Humanity”. This public event celebrates the International Year of the Reef (IYOR) and calls the attention of all on these precious but threatened ecosystems. This large format, immersive and multimedia exhibition demonstrates the beauty of these jewels of biodiversity and presents scientific missions, highlighting the importance of preserving the coral reefs of all oceans.


- Explain the services provided by coral reefs to humanity and raise awareness about the different agressions which jeopardize them.

- Present the work of scientists and managers of marine protected areas who study corals (3 axes: studying, contemplating, protecting)