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Asian summit plans to save coral

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Six Asia-Pacific countries have signed a plan to save the most important area of coral reef in the world.

The Coral Triangle Initiative is holding its first summit in the Indonesian city of Manado on Friday.

The reef is shared between Indonesia and five other South East Asian nations and is thought to contain 75% of the world's coral species.

Lucy Williamson reports from the conference.

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