A reef manager's guide to coral bleaching
14 March 2006 | Downloads - publication
Marshall, Paul ; Schuttenberg, Heidi
IUCN, Global Marine Programme ; United States, NOAA ; Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Coral reefs are vital ecosystems, providing a source of income, food and coastal protection for millions of people. Pollution, habitat destruction, disease and unsustainable fishing have led to declines in reef condition throughout the world. Added to this, the threat of mass coral bleaching has recently emerged, causing extensive coral mortality to nearly every coral reef region. Efforts have now begun to improve the prospects of coral reefs by identifying resilient areas, enhancing their protection, and implementing strategies to support ecosystem resilience. This guide brings together the latest scientific knowledge and management experience to assist managers in responding effectively to mass coral bleaching events. It is designed to provide pragmatic, science-based suggestions for adaptive management in this time of change.
Townsville, AU : Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, 2006. x, 163p. : ill., maps.
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