Chinese scientists work on coral reef restoration in South China Sea islands

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Chinese scientists work on coral reef restoration in South China Sea islands

Scientists have found that coral reefs in the South China Sea islands have declined drastically in the past decade. In some areas, as much as by 80 percent.

China is strengthening oversight and research to try to secure a sustainable future.

CCTV’s Han Bin re-visits a coral breeding center in southern China’s Hainan Province.

Chinese scientists work on coral reef restoration in South China Sea islands

Chinese scientists work on coral reef restoration in South China Sea islands

Scientists have found that coral reefs in the South China Sea islands have declined drastically in the past decade. In some areas, as much as by 80 percent. China is strengthening oversight and research to try to secure a sustainable future. CCTV's Han Bin re-visits a coral breeding center in southern China's Hainan Province.

The coral reefs of the South China Sea are part of a unique biome, but they are at risk of disappearing.

The alarming situation has raised attention worldwide. For the past decade, Chinese scientists have been monitoring the coral habitat.