Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/12/27

Where to target ocean conservation? New research points the way

Coral off the coast of Brazil. “Around the world, oceans are providers: of food, of livelihoods, of entire economies.
But, where do people depend on them the most? Knowing this could help to better protect marine ecosystems.
A new study, published in Conservation Letters, found that many Pacific and Indian island nations are the most dependent on marine ecosystems for their nutrition, jobs, revenues and coastal protection. Globally, 775 million people — 10 percent of the world’s population — live in areas with relatively high dependence on marine ecosystems.
Human Nature spoke with two authors of the study — Liz Selig, deputy director of the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, and David Hole, vice president for global solutions for Conservation International — about their results and why they matter for conservation.”

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Fonte: humanature, 20 de dezembro de 2018


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