Reefs At Risk-- A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World's Coral Reefs
A powerpoint presentation based on the Reefs at risk Book.
A global assessment of coral reefs that maps areas at risk from bleaching, overfishing, coastal development, and other human activity. Includes in depth profiles of areas at-risk and areas with successful conservation programs. Soft Cover, Color photos & Maps.
From the WRI webpage: "By Dirk Bryant, Lauretta Burke, John McManus, and Mark Spalding.
This study is the first global assessment of coral reefs to map areas at risk from overfishing, coastal development, and other human activity. The study finds that nearly 60 percent of the earth's coral reefs are threatened by human activity -- ranging from coastal development and overfishing to inland and marine pollution -- leaving much of the world's marine biodiversity at risk. The report concludes that, while reefs provide billions of people and hundreds of countries with food, tourism revenue, coastal production, and new medications for increasingly drug-resistant diseases -- worth about $375 billion each year -- they are among the least monitored and protected natural habitats in the world. Produced by the World Resources Institute in collaboration with International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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