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State of the Coral Triangle: Indonesia

Asian Development Bank (adb)
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Lydia Napitupulu

No RPT146477-3, ADB Reports from Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Abstract: Indonesia is the largest archipelagic state in the world, and its coral reefs are the most extensive in Southeast Asia. Its coastal communities are home to at least 300 ethnic groups, all of which depend heavily on coastal and marine resources for food and income. Unfortunately, pollution from human activity and overexploitation of the country’s fisheries, put Indonesia at risk in food security and vulnerability to climate change. Policy makers, resource managers, and coastal community residents require accurate, complete, and timely information to successfully address these threats. This report assesses Indonesia’s coastal ecosystems, particularly their exploited resources. It describes the threats to these ecosystems, and explains the country’s plans to ensure their future sustainable use.

Keywords: Coral Triangle; Marine environment; Marine fisheries; Indonesia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 82 pages
Date: 2014-05, Revised 2014-08-21
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