Coral reefs

Complete Title: 
Coral reefs
IUCN Publication
Abstract: 

Corals are a vital component of marine ecosystems. They provide food and protection for a huge variety of fish and marine life; are crucial to sustaining livelihoods among coastal populations; and a key mechanism for ensuring the protection of low-lying coastal areas. Despite their importance, the world’s coral reefs are being destroyed and disappearing at an alarming rate. This beautifully illustrated publication – the first in a series of booklets on coastal ecosystems – is aimed at the general public, as well as decision-makers and coastal developers. Using simple language it provides an overview of the different types of corals in existence, a description of the main threats to which they are exposed; and a short summary of action being taken to protect one of the world’s most important resources.

Monographic Series:

Monographic Series no.: 
vol.1
Imprint: 
Colombo, LK: Ecosystems and Livelihoods Group Asia, IUCN, 2008
Physical Description: 
36p. : ill.
Publication Year: 
2008
ISBN: 
978-955-8177-71-6
Notes: 

Includes bibliographic references

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Call number:

Number of copies: 
2
Selling Price: 
6 USD
Language(s): 
English
Url: 
http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2008-012.pdf
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Record created: 2013/09/12
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