Solomon Islands marine life: information on biology and management of marine resources

Albert, Simon, Tibbetts, Ian and Udy, James Solomon Islands marine life: information on biology and management of marine resources. Brisbane Australia: The University of Queensand, 2013.

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Author Albert, Simon
Tibbetts, Ian
Udy, James
Title Solomon Islands marine life: information on biology and management of marine resources
Place of Publication Brisbane Australia
Publisher The University of Queensand
Publication year 2013
Sub-type Reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781742720982
Language eng
Total number of pages 121
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This book provides a brief overview of some of the key aspects of the Solomon Islands' marine environments and the threats they face. The region's marine ecosystems are some of the most diverse and intact on earth. They have been identified as part of the 'Coral Triangle', which is an area of the highest biodiversity of coral and fish species on the planet. It is these rich resources that support the livelihoods of the rural population. Solomon Islanders have been sustainably using these marine and forest resources for thousands of years. The recent change to commercial harvesting of reefs and forests as well as future climate change related impacts has and will continue to place new pressures on these resources. 

This book outlines some of the threats to marine ecosystems and suggests some simple ways to reduce their impact. Hopefully this will complement the deep understanding of the environment Solomon Islanders already have and assist with the contineued management of this special part of the world. 
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