Chapter Six. Challenges to Southeast Asia’s Status as the Global Coral Reef Hotspot

CHOU Loke-MingDepartment of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

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“Regional response to the protection of its rich coral reef heritage has been slow, a pace which confirms an ignorance of its high economic value and what it means to possess the richest and most productive of coral reefs in the world. The threats have so far been allowed to operate and management capacity, while strong in some localities remains weak for the region. The opportunities lie with the economic potential of the ecosystem services that coral reefs provide but protection ...

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