Posted on 29 July 2017
RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Expediting And Scaling Up Integrated Approaches For Sustainable Coastal Resource Management That Improve Livelihoods And Food Security For Coastal And Small Scale Fishing Communities
In the Coral Triangle, coastal ecosystems are critically important, providing food and resources to more than 350 million people – 130 million of those are vulnerable coastal communities directly dependent on coastal and marine resources for their food and livelihoods. These ecosystems provide many services including fisheries productivity, building materials, maintenance of coastal water quality, coastal protection against storm surges, cultural and spiritual benefits, and tourism opportunities. These functions can’t be replaced if these ecosystems are lost.