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If that rate continues, 70 percent of the world's coral reefs might die within your lifetime. More than half of the world's coral reefs are at high or medium risk. Overexploitation and coastal development pose the greatest threat to reefs at high and medium risk. Coral reefs can live only in a delicate, balanced marine environment. They require lots of light and oxygen. They also ...
Faced with this range of solutions, one might draw the conclusion that each resource has a particular set of characteristics, and so that no generalizations are ...
fisheries resource paper
Long-term protective solutions include establishing local cooperatives and designating marine reserves. While local cooperatives may come the closest to addressing the root cause of overexploitation by promoting stakeholder dialogue that can produce economically and ecologically viable local management schemes, marine reserves can address the problem more immediately. Local cooperatives are ...
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Ecobeetle's Features - Saving the Oceans
Coral reefs are deteriorating worldwide due to the rapid growth of human populations and the effects of human technology. Land-based sources of pollution and overexploitation of reef resources are among the most serious human-induced threats on local and regional scales, with global warming also contributing on a broader scale. These threats extend to reefs ...
IF&W Outlaws Commercial Harvest of Snapping Turtles
North American turtles, live here, but its at the fringe of its northern range. The fact they are so slow to breed makes them highly vulnerable to overexploitation by trappers, according to Susanne Kynast, who has spent several years researching snappers in Washington County as a student at the University of Maine at Machias. More states are passing bans on commercial ...
The Rainwater Harvesting Community :: HarvestH2O.com
Green Banking: New Mexico's Permaculture Credit Union by Doug Pushard The history of financial institutions is one of focus on the bottom line which results in overexploitation of the earth's resources. In New Mexico, however, we found a new kind of financial institution, one dedicated to green banking. more>> Global Warning: Ecosystem Changes Worsen, Putting Development ...
Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department
Herbivorous: plant-eating Native Species: a species that belongs to an area, they have been part of a given biological landscape for a long period time Overexploitation: the killing of a species well beyond the point that the population levels can be sustained Population: a group of organisms, of one species, that occupy a defined area and are usually isolated ...
Futurewater - Expertise: water shortage
Futurewater - Expertise: water shortage Home Expertise Methods Projects Publications About us Dutch site Futurewater Water shortage A precipitation deficit combined with overexploitation of water resources can result in large scale water shortage and drought. Methods which employ strategic decision support in order balance water demand and water supply are being increasingly used throughout the ...
Helcom : Fisheries
Marine spatial planning Indicator Fact Sheets Ecological Objectives GIS Fisheries The populations of commercially important species such as cod and salmon are declining due to overexploitation and environmental degradation. Current levels of fishing for the most commercially important species are unsustainable. Despite repeated recommendations from the International Council for the Exploration ...
Kind Planet Environmental Info - Biodiversity - Part of Our Environmental Forum
The threats to biodiversity are myriad, but most are the direct or indirect result of human activity. Population growth and migration, overexploitation, and the lack of sustainable resource consumption policies continue to stress sensitive ecosystems. Some of the highest rates of growth are occurring in the Earth's species-rich tropical regions. For ...
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