Details for 110101 - Status of Coral Reefs of the Pacific - GCRMN ICRI
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Name110101 - Status of Coral Reefs of the Pacific - GCRMN ICRI
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Since the time of Captain Cousteau, however, large areas of the world’s coral reefs have declined due to the many pressures put on them by global changes and human activities. Reefs have been damaged by destructive fishing practices, terrestrial and marine pollution, siltation from land clearing, poor agricultural practices, urban development, and, more recently, as a result of global climate change, which is causing ocean warming and increasing acidification. It has been estimated by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network that the world has effectively lost 19% of productive reef area, with another 15% under immediate threat of loss. This means that millions of people are being deprived of the goods and services provided by coral reefs, such as food from fish, molluscs and algae, tourism benefits and shoreline protection.../...


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