publication . Preprint . 2014

State of the Coral Triangle: Malaysia

Asian Development Bank (ADB);
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2014
Malaysia has made a firm commitment to sustainable management and conservation of its coastal and marine resources, helping formulate and implement the Sulu–Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion Initiative and the Coral Triangle Initiative. Rapid economic growth, uncontrolled tourism development, unregulated fishing, and unsustainable use of marine resources have depleted the country’s fish stocks, lost nearly 36% of its mangrove forests, and increased the number of endangered species. Despite impressive national economic gains, Malaysia’s fishers remain poor. This report assesses Malaysia’s coastal ecosystems and summarizes the country’s plans in (i) rehabilitating marine ...
free text keywords: Coral Triangle, Marine environment, Marine fisheries, Malaysia
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