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Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the Worlds Coral Reefs Dirk G. Bryant

Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the Worlds Coral Reefs

Dirk G. Bryant

Published January 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781569732571
Hardcover
56 pages
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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 earths coral reefs are threatened by human activity --MoreThis 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 earths coral reefs are threatened by human activity -- ranging from coastal development and overfishing to inland and marine pollution -- leaving much of the worlds 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).