31 Oct '17, 6pm

Indonesians plant trees to nurse seagrass back to health in Wakatobi

Indonesians plant trees to nurse seagrass back to health in Wakatobi

The problem is that seagrass conservation doesn’t stop at the shoreline, said Angela Quiros, a University of California marine biologist. She carried out a study in the Philippines that looked at the impact of marine protected areas on seagrass conservation. What she found was that land use is more important to the conservation of seagrass beds than inclusion within an MPA. While marine protection is of importance to preserve seagrasses, watersheds must also be safeguarded and land use monitored carefully.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/10/indonesians-plant-trees...

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