Comment: Coral reef conservation and political will

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2014
Date published: 11/2014
Authors: Peter Sale
Journal title: Environmental Conservation
Pages: 1 - 5
ISSN: 0376-8929

Coral reefs and their societal benefits are in decline, chiefly due to overfishing, pollution and inappropriate coastal development. Strengthened management is possible, but collective failure to build the needed political will to act diminishes lives of millions of people along tropical coasts. Political will can be built, but it requires committed leadership and sustained investment of time and resources. Accepting failure as inevitable is inappropriate.

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