Coral Reef Conservation (Paperback)

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Coral reefs are the 'rain forests' of the ocean, containing the highest diversity of marine organisms and facing the greatest threats from humans. As shallow-water coastal habitats, they support a wide range of economically and culturally important activities, from fishing to tourism. Their accessibility makes reefs vulnerable to local threats that include over-fishing, pollution and physical damage. Reefs also face global problems, such as climate change, which may be responsible for recent widespread coral mortality and increased frequency of hurricane damage. This book summarises the current state of knowledge about the status of reefs, the problems they face, and potential solutions. The topics considered range from concerns about extinction of coral reef species to economic and social issues affecting the well-being of people who depend on reefs. The result is a multi-disciplinary perspective on problems and solutions to the coral reef crisis.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521671453
SKU 202438792
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521671450
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0568
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Part 13
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