Coral Taxon Advisory Group
The Coral TAG is chaired by Guide Westhoff (Tierpark Hagenbeck). The goal of the TAG is to create a new platform for collaborative work between institutions that keep corals by improving communication and advance husbandry and skills for coral management in zoos and aquariums. The TAG will focus on identifying and building taxonomic banks of genotypes. There is a strong conservation imperative due to the situation with many coral species and a growing acknowledgement that aquariums can play a crucial role in preserving coral genotypes that are quickly lost due to various environmental issues and diseases.