Coral reefs are basically reef building corals which are of paramount importance to human beings not only because they contribute in the livelihood of coastal communities and oceanic production but also provide consequential benefits in the fields of tourism, recreation, coastal protection. They are the indicators to climate change and waste treatment also. India has 8,000 km of coastline and coral reefs play an important role in coastline protection. They are various types of corals that are distributed widely in India Gulf of Kutch to Lakshadweep islands. Coral reefs are significantly important in marine ecosystem because of their importance ecologically and climatologically. It is noted that coral reefs once destroyed its richness and biodiversity cannot be revived. In India there has yet not been a separate legal status of coral conservation and management, thus the need of the hour is awareness and more importantly implementation of strict laws otherwise we would lose a very beautiful gift of the nature because of shear negligence.