Islands Brace for Military Buildup's Impact on Reefs
Haidee V. Eugenio
Source: The Saipan Tribune
September 16, 2010
Island nations and partner U.S. agencies have made some progress in protecting their coral reefs in recent years but they are faced with yet another challenge: how to minimize or prevent a massive military buildup from impacting the marine ecosystems not only of Guam, but also that of the CNMI, Palau, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, and other islands.
This was among the key issues in yesterday's opening of the two-day 2010 U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting at the Saipan World Resort in Susupe.
The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force is one of the foremost policy groups guiding national and international coral reef conservation.
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