'Freezer plan' to save coral

Scientists say coral reefs could be preserved by freezing samples for the future.



    It is estimated that up to a fifth of the world's coral reefs have been lost and scientists are warning the rest could go by the year 2050.

    An international meeting in Denmark has been told coral reefs could be preserved, by freezing samples for the future, but critics say that fails to address the root of the problem.

    Al Jazeera speak to Dr Alex Rogers, a marine biologist at the Institute of Zoology in London, about the theory.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.