Land use planning to promote marine conservation


The importance of land-use and Marine interactions: Human activity on land results in a variety of inputs into the marine environment that would otherwise not occur in a natural setting.  These inputs include sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants. The purpose of our research was to investigate inputs resulting from human activity on the small tropical island of Moorea, French Polynesia; what risk they pose to coral reefs; and what can be done to mitigate their effects in the face of rapid growth and development. 

For a report see:

Shay Boutillier and Timothy Duane. (2006). Land Use Planning to Promote Marine Conservation of Coral reef Ecosystems in Moorea, French PolynesiaPacific Rim Research Program. UC Berkeley: Pacific Rim Research Program. 

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