Coastal Care

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Tag: Ecosystem Destruction

Belize Protected Area Boosting Predatory Fish Populations

Belize Protected Area Boosting Predatory Fish Populations

Sensitive coral reef ecosystems require a delicate balance of marine life to thrive. From the barracudas at the top of the food chain to the algae at the bottom, the system works together to keep itself healthy. A 14-year study by the WCS in an atoll reef lagoon in Glover’s Reef, Belize, has found that fishing closures there produce encouraging results.

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Haiti’s Unnatural Floods

Haiti’s Unnatural Floods

The nearly complete deforestation of Haiti has caused countless problems for the country, the people, and its biodiversity.

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Sustainable Conservation in Zanzibar: Not Just Mangroves and Ecosytems

Sustainable Conservation in Zanzibar: Not Just Mangroves and Ecosytems

The problem investigated in this thesis is why community sustainable development often falls short on its promises to deliver conservation, increase democracy and bring development opportunities. Contingent socio-economic and cultural factors must be taken into account when planning and implementing conservation initiatives if they are to endure, let alone succeed.

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20 Tonnes Of Dead Herrings Wash Up On Norwegian Coast

20 Tonnes Of Dead Herrings Wash Up On Norwegian Coast

Norwegians have been left puzzled at the sight of thousands of dead herring fishes carpeting the beach of Kvaenes, in the northerly district of Nordreisa with some wondering if a predator had driven them to their death or a storm had washed them ashore.

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Fire destroys 1,500 hectares of Patagonia forest

Fire destroys 1,500 hectares of Patagonia forest

A raging fire has destroyed or seriously damaged 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres) of vegetation in a Patagonia nature preserve in southern Chile.

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Oily: How A San Francisco Oil Spill Took Its Toll On Fish

Oily: How A San Francisco Oil Spill Took Its Toll On Fish

The impacts of an oil spill does not end when Anderson Cooper goes home… A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looks at the aftermath of a 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, and finds the accidents has had lingering effects on local fish, effects that continued well after the spill was cleaned up.

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How tourism is taking the turtles from Kenya’s blue waters

How tourism is taking the turtles from Kenya’s blue waters

Tourism has boomed along Kenya’s 500km coastline in the past 30 years. Now a global hotspot for turtle-spotting, Kenya is facing a problem, the tourists are destroying what they come for

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Prime Indonesian Jungle To Be Cleared For Palm Oil

Prime Indonesian Jungle To Be Cleared For Palm Oil

The man known as Indonesia’s “green governor” gave a palm oil company a permit to develop land in one of the few places on earth where orangutans, tigers and bears still can be found living side-by-side, violating Indonesia’s new moratorium on concessions in primary forests and peatlands. That’s why 5,000 villagers living on the edge of a rich, biodiverse peat swamp in this tsunami-ravaged Aceh province feel so betrayed…

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Wetlands focus on climate talks sideline

Wetlands focus on climate talks sideline

Wetlands, critical for the health of South Africa’s coasts and river systems, already have been degraded or seriously altered by human activity, and experts fear global warming threatens them further.

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