Coral Reef and Fisheries Habitat Restoration in the Coral Triangle: The Key to Sustainable Reef Management

Goreau, T.J.

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So much Coral Triangle reef habitat is now severely degraded that conservation alone is inadequate to preserve the ecosystems along with the species and people who depend on them. Only active, large-scale coral reef and fisheries habitat restoration can maintain fisheries, shore protection, ecotourism, and biodiversity ecosystem services of the Coral Triangle. Turning fisher folks from hunters into sustainable reef farmers will be essential to maintain fisheries and biodiversity in the future. The techniques to do so have been developed in Indonesia, but large- scale investment by governments and funding agencies is needed for training and application of new technologies within the context of community based restoration and management programs

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Proceeding of Coral Reef Management Symposium on Coral Triangle Area