Human activity, carbon emissions and global warming are damaging the health of coral reefs worldwide. Policy-makers in coastal areas and marine management officials need better information about what they can do to sustain the life of coral reefs. To fill this gap in knowledge the World Bank implements the Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building for Management (CRTR) Program. The CRTR Program provides credible, factual and scientifically-proven knowledge for improved coral reef management and policy development. The Australian affiliate for the PRGN, Currie Communications (www.curriecom.com.au), coordinates all communications for this global program.