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Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean

Lauretta Marie Burke

Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean

by Lauretta Marie Burke

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Published by World Resources Institute .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pollution of seas & oceans,
  • Caribbean Sea,
  • Wildlife,
  • Nature

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12195023M
    ISBN 101569735670
    ISBN 109781569735671

    Shallow-water coral reefs are best known for their beauty, and as home to rafts of colorful fish. That these complex ecosystems support a quarter of all marine species is less commonly appreciated. If the nutrient-poor open oceans of the world have been compared to lifeless deserts, reefs—which grow beneath just one-tenth of 1 percent of the ocean’s surface—are more often compared to. The book also issues a call for more thoughtful development of coral reef experiences where the ecological needs of coral reefs are placed ahead of the economic desires of the tourism industry.

      Produced by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), this is a report from 70 coral reef scientists and managers documenting what happened to their coral reefs due to the warming and storms of This book documents the devastating effects on coral reefs of the Caribbean and Atlantic basins during the hottest year on record for the. The Reefs at Risk Threat Index indicates that nearly two-thirds of coral reefs in the Caribbean are threat-ened by human ating threat levels from all sources considered in this analysis (coastal develop-ment, watershed-based sediment and pollution, marine-based threats, and overfishing), the Reefs at Risk Threat.

      From glass-bottom boat tours to scuba diving, coral reefs are front and center among attractions of the Caribbean. The environmental conditions found in the Caribbean . In addition to understanding and communicating the importance of coral reefs, it is also critically important to understand the extent to which reefs are at risk. Below are key findings from the Reefs at Risk Revisited report ref that quantified the current threats to coral reefs worldwide and projected the risk of future degradation.


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Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean by Lauretta Marie Burke Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean project was a response to this information need. The primary goal of the project was to raise awareness and improve management of coral reefs across the region through improving the knowledge base on the status of and threats to coral by: Genre/Form: Ebook: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Burke, Lauretta Marie.

Reefs at risk in the Caribbean. Washington, D.C.: World Resources Institute, © Many coastal communities in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on the resources provided by reefs for their livelihoods.

The Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean project is a response to an information need. The primary goal is to raise awareness and improve management by improving the knowledge base on the status of and threats to coral reefs. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

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EMBED EMBED (for. Also the end of the book (last section before the Glossary, "Reefs at Risk") really ends on a down-note. Of course we all should really worry about what's happening to coral reefs as a result of human activities/5(14). Reefs at Risk in the Caribbeanseeks to analyze the full range of threats to these unique ecosystems as well as to orient the region’s policy-makers toward potential opportunities for capturing greater benefit from their sustainable by: Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion.

Librivox Free Audiobook. Pretty Funny Girl Podcast YouTube Power Hour Podcast: Full text of "Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean". The first major attempt to alert the global coral reef science community to the threats posed to coral reefs was in by Edgardo Gomez, who subtitled the 4th International Coral Reef Symposium in Manila, Mayas The Reef and Man (Gomez, ).

Similarly Bernard Salvat and David Stoddart raised the alarm in (Salvat,; Stoddart, ). Part A: Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean In the late s, as little as 2% of corals were considered to be endangered. Byan article in Science wrote that over 30% of the world's + species of.

The reefs at risk threat index indicates that nearly two-thirds of coral reefs in the Caribbean are threatened by human activities. The coastal communities and national economies of the Caribbean region are poised to sustain substantial economic losses if current trends in.

Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean., Burke, L. and J. Maidens,status, monitoring, threat, Coral reefs are an integral part of the Caribbean fabric, threading along thousands of kilometers of coastline. Teeming with fish and invertebrate life, these ecosystems provide food for millions of people.

Reefs at Risk is a series of publications, produced by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with partner organizations, that provides detailed spatial analyses of threats to the world’s coral reefs.

Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World’s Coral Reefs (Bryant et al., ) was the first global, quantitative assessment of threats to coral reefs ever Location: Washington. Book January and Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean REEFS AT RISK REVISITED IN THE CORAL TRIANGLE vii REEFS AT RISK REVISITED IN THE CORAL TRIANGLE vii.

Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean Lauretta Burke Jon Maidens World Resources Institute Presentation at NOAA April, Reefs at Risk Project Goals • Global Reefs at Risk successful at raising awareness.

• Relatively coarse-scale (4km.) • Global Reefs at Risk successful at. Coral reefs in the Atlantic have received less attention with regard to marine biodiversity research than those in the Indo-Pacific. In an overview of articles about corals or coral reefs in the journal Marine Biodiversity and its predecessor Senckenbergiana Maritima over the years –, 35 papers concerned the Indo-Pacific and only 13 were about the Atlantic, a ratio of /1 (Hoeksema Cited by: 6.

Set on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, “Reefs at Risk” explores the harmful effects some sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs, marine life and people. In order to protect this fragile ecosystem, Hawaii lawmakers pass a bill to ban the sale of sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate, and hope that other states and nations will follow.

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"I have used this book for identifying fishes I have seen underwater. It is one of the best for this purpose since it is handy and comprehensive, containing all likely coral reef fishes in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific.

Most other books contain only a subset. In addition, this guide provides clues for quick and proper identification."Cited by: $ million - $ billion / year: Annual coastal protection value of Caribbean coral reefs in $ million / year: Annual net economic impact of Caribbean coral reef-associated fisheries in $ billion / year: Annual net economic impact of dive tourism on Caribbean coral reefs in Reefs at Risk in the Caribbean () Threat analysis fed into evaluation of economic losses • Coastal Development • Watershed-based sources of sediment and pollution • Marine-based threat • Overfishing.

Figure 3 summarizes our current conservation status for most Caribbean reef areas in Panama. We observe that none of the subregions has an average live coral cover higher than 30%; the reefs of the Nargana sector in Kuna-Yala are those in the best condition but under high risk (Guzmán et al.

).The worst conserved reefs are those located in the central region of the country, from the.important, overarching threat to Caribbean coral reefs.

REEFS AT RISK IN THE CARIBBEAN 35 Observations of coral bleaching in the Caribbean are widespread. Of the over observations in recent decades, 24 were dur-ing the s, over during the s, and over since The increase in recorded incidents reflects both rising sea.Global pressures are leading to coral bleaching from rising sea temperatures and increasing ocean acidification from carbon dioxide pollution.

According to the new analysis, if left unchecked, more than 90 percent of reefs will be threatened by and nearly all reefs will be at risk by