The Conservation Challenge
This succinct, technical reference of coastal-zone resource
management is aimed both at students taking courses in coastal
management or marine conservation and practitioners in these
fields. In response to a worldwide demand, Coastal Seas
deals mostly with methodology and provides practitioners, scholars
and students with the ideas, tools, materials and strategies needed
to manage coastal resources and shoreline development. Although
tropical developing nations have the greatest need for this book,
the principles are universal and will be of interest and relevance
- Provides a direction for conservation of coastal resources and
marine biodiversity into the 21st century.
- Suggests solutions to major conservation problems including
pollution, storm damage and beach erosion, depletion of sea
fisheries, excessive shoreline development, and destruction of
essential habitats such as coral reefs and mangrove forests.
- Gives practical advice to students and practitioners alike on
coastal conservation methodology.
- Presents the outcome of nineteen international coastal zone
conservation case studies.
- Discusses resource vulnerabilities, design of coastal
conservation programs, methods and tools for conservation, and
sources of professional training.