Reference Collection: Nature Conservancy Publishes “Atlas of Ocean Wealth”, Full Text Available Online
From a SciDev.Net Post:
The Atlas of Ocean Wealth, published last week, compiles data and qualitative information on the benefits of coral reefs, marshes, mangroves, seagrass meadows and oyster reefs. It finds that fish catches are declining, ocean temperatures are warming, sea levels are rising, and extreme weather events are threatening coastal habitats.
Researchers gathered data using traditional sources and latest technologies — but they also used social media resources such as Flickr photos and TripAdvisor reviews, to quantify and map the value of ecotourism and how much this is linked to coral reefs.
Robert Brumbaugh, The Nature Conservatory’s director of ocean mapping and planning, stressed the importance of putting social, ecological and economic development information in one place for businesses and policymakers. He said the information is important for countries committed to the global Convention on Biological Diversity.
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