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Seven ways you’re connected to coral reefs

World Wildlife Day (3 March) is a chance to appreciate all that nature provides. This year’s theme, “Sustaining all life on Earth”, gives thanks to our natural world that allows wild animals, plants and humans to thrive in harmony. Among the most valuable elements of nature is the coral reef. Coral reefs are home to the largest variety of species in the ocean. You might think of them as underwater rainforests—full of living and nonliving components that, together, create one of the world’s most unique and important ecosystems. But did you know that coral reefs are just as important for our lives on land as they are for the lives of species underwater? Here are seven ways you’re connected to coral reefs....

 

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