Our Precious Coasts

reefs may not recover from future bleaching events as a result of overgrowth of algae, eutrophication and destruction from waves and storms. Furthermore, the combined cumulative effects of coastal overfish- ing, marine pollution and coastal development may impact the long-term productivity of the coastal zone. This, in turn, may lower

the capacity of these systems to support human livelihoods in the coastal zone. This challenge requires effective integrated landuse planning including fisheries, tourism and costal infrastructure development, such as promoted by ICARBM (Integrated Coastal Area and River Basin Management). More than ever, the future sustainability of these regions will require an implementation of effective combined programmes in the short-term.


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