This is why we urgently need to protect tropical seagrass meadows 

Seagrass meadows are vital to the health of the planet in more ways than we've realized. Image: Unsplash/opixels

Holly East
Lecturer in Physical Geography, Lecturer in Physical Geography
Jamie Johnson
Research Assistant, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Ocean is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:


Satellite images of seagrass meadows
Seagrass meadows are host to a wide variety of life forms. Image: Conversation/Holly East

The coral reef island of Faathihutta. Seagrass meadows
Coral reef island nations are among the lowest-lying territories on Earth. Image: Conversation/Holly East

What's the World Economic Forum doing about the ocean?

Have you read?
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
OceanRestoring ocean lifeBeyond the oceanClimate Change
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Arctic sea ice maximum extent is fifth lowest on record

Olivia Rosane

March 21, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum