The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) is an informal partnership between Nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.
The Initiative was founded in 1994 by eight governments: Australia, France, Japan, Jamaica, the Philippines, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. It was announced at the First Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in December 1994, and at the high-level segment of the Intersessional Meeting of the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development in April 1995.
The ICRI Secretariat is hosted by ICRI Members on a voluntary basis and rotates every 2 years. Since 2004, the Secretariat has been co-chaired by a developed and a developing country. The current hosts are Australia, Monaco and Indonesia.
To learn more about ICRI visit the website: www.ICRIForum.org