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People and Reefs

Successes and Challenges in the Management of Coral Reef Marine Protected Areas

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: March 2005
  • Page count: 100
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.III.D.12

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Coral Reefs are among the world’s richest and most spectacular ecosystems. Their contribution to marine biodiversity is enormous. More than one billion people in the tropics benefit directly from coral reef resources for food and as a source of income through activities related to fishing and tourism. As productive as coral reefs are, they are also among the most fragile ecosystems. This publication offers an opportunity to share the experiences and learn the lessons of the many communities and individuals who share responsibility for the sustainable management of these endlessly fascinating and bountiful ecosystems.