The Red: On Coral Trafficking

“The Red” investigates coral trafficking and discloses international smuggling networks responsible for the depletion of the deep-sea wealth in Tunisia and the destruction of marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean region. 
The film presents vivid testimonies from Tunisia, to Algeria, all the way to Italy, all leading up to a single conclusion: Coral is red gold illegally handled and overexploited by internal and external greedy structures, an invaluable wealth that urgently needs further regulation and protection because it belongs to the future generations.


poster of the documentary with a red coral drawn in the back

This story was produced with support from Internews' Earth Journalism Network. It was first published in Cosmos Media on 29 September 2023 in Arabic and English. 

Banner image: Poster of the documentary "The Red" / Credit: Khedir Mabrouka.

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