Coral Health Depends on Ridge to Reef Ecosystem Management

Although the connection between land practices and the health of coral reefs is well established, this article provides further evidence as to why a broad approach to ecosystem management is particularly important for the conservation and management of coral reef ecosystems…..

From the Environment News Service

HONOLULU, Hawaii, October 4, 2007 (ENS) – Coral reefs suffer when the lands above them are disturbed, finds new research by scientists from Hawaii to Australia. Clearcut logging, farming and development lead to erosion and runoff that kills corals, making it just as important to manage the land above reefs as it is to protect them from overfishing, the scientists confirmed.

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