Seychelles protects swathe of Indian Ocean, shielding marine ecosystems from unsustainable development and climate change while safeguarding its economy

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Via The Nature Conservancy 

"Oceanic nations like Seychelles are among the most vulnerable to climate change because their economies are often almost totally reliant on marine resources. Failing to plan how to sustain those resources as the climate changes could eventually be ecologically and economically disastrous. 

By demarcating large areas to be both protected and properly managed, Seychelles is now better prepared for the unknown effects of warming and rising waters, ocean acidification, and increased and illegal fishing."

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