World Atlas of Coral Reefs

Author: Mark Spalding,Corinna Ravilious,Edmund Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232556

Category: Science

Page: 424

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Provides photographs and text to discuss the geographic distribution and conservation status of coral reefs in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.

Managing Coral Reefs

An Ecological and Institutional Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia

Author: Kelly Heber Dunning

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783087978

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Managing Coral Reefs examines Indonesia’s and Malaysia’s pathways to implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), focusing specifically on how regional and national policies in Southeast Asia have fared when implementing the Aichi Targets of the CBD. Kelly Heber Dunning examines CBD implementation through marine protected areas (MPAs) for coral reefs in Indonesia and Malaysia. While Indonesia uses a co-managed framework, whereby villages and governments share power, to implement its MPAs, Malaysia uses a top-down network of federally managed marine parks. Using mixed methods through interviews and surveys as well as coral reef ecology surveys conducted over a year of fieldwork, Dunning argues that co-managed systems are the current best practice for implementing the CBD’s Aichi Targets in tropical developing countries.

Exciting Malaysia

A Visual Journey

Author: S. l. Wong

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462909191

Category: Travel

Page: 64

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Lying just north of the equator, Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. A blend of East and West, of different lifestyles, cuisines, architectural styles, peoples, religions, and attitudes, Malaysia is a fascinating and at times bewildering country. The dynamism of Malaysia's cities contrasts with the tranquility of the country's diverse landscapes. The adventurous visitor can ascend Southeast Asia's tallest building or the region's highest peak; taste the delights of the capital's cosmopolitan restaurants or sample Penang's famous hawker food; explore Asia's largest caves and trek through the world's newest shopping malls or oldest rainforests; relax in luxury hotels or sunbathe on perfect white beaches. This book presents the many faces and facets of Malaysia.

Comparing coral reef survey methods

report of a regional Unesco/UNEP workshop, Phuket Marine Biological Centre, Thailand, 13-17 December, 1982

Author: Unesco. Division of Marine Sciences,United Nations Environment Programme

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 170

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Advances in Sea Cucumber Aquaculture and Management

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251051634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 425

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This publication contains current information on the status of world sea cucumber resources and use, focusing on established countries such as China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as relative newcomers to the sector such as Cuba, Egypt, Madagascar and Tanzania. Issues discussed include technical advances in artificial reproduction and farming of selected commercial species; and the report includes the recommendations of a FAO workshop on cucumber aquaculture and management, held in China, in October 2003.

Wonders of the Coral Reefs

The Red Sea, the Maldives, Malaysia, the Caribbean

Author: Angelo Mojetta,Antonella Ferrari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788880954743

Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 384

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Oceanography and Marine Biology

An Annual Review

Author: R. N. Gibson,R. J. A. Atkinson,J. D. M. Gordon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050943

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Reflecting increased interest in the field and its relevance in global environmental issues, Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 45 provides authoritative reviews that summarize results of recent research in basic areas of marine research, exploring topics of special and topical importance while adding to new areas as they arise. This volume, part of a series that regards the all marine sciences as a complete unit, features contributions from experts involved in biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine science. These features along with the inclusion of a full color insert and an extensive reference list, make the text an essential reference for researchers and students in all fields of marine science.

The Ecology of the Indonesian Seas

Author: Tomas Tomascik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198501862

Category: Coral reefs and islands

Page: 746

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Located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and between the Asian and Australian continents, the seas of the Indonesian Archipelago have a significant role in global weather patterns and oceanic circulation. The dynamic interplay between geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes, past and present, has given rise to one of the most diverse marine regions on the planet. Using maps and numerous illustrations, This text describes the complex coastal and marine ecosystems of the region in detail. Discussion of development, resource use and ecologically sustainable management plans is also incorporated.

Diving in Malaysia: A Guide to the Best Dive Sites of Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia

A Guide to the Best Dive Sites of Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia

Author: Dr Kurt Svrcula

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814435988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 289

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With its pristine, unspoilt beaches and breathtaking coral reefs, Malaysia has quickly become one of the world's leading scuba diving destinations. The country boasts a coastline of some 4800 km and more than 200 islands, including world-renowned locations like Pulau Sipadan, Layang-Layang Atoll, and Pulau Redang. In this revised and updated edition of Diving in Malaysia, author Kurt Svrcula presents a comprehensive guide to over 130 dive and snorkel sites in the region, ranging from perennial favourites to newly discovered gems. This invaluable guide provides information and advice for divers.

Global Climate Change and Coral Reefs

Implications for People and Reefs : Report of the UNEP-IOC-ASPEI-IUCN Global Task Team on the Implications of Climate Change on Coral Reefs

Author: Clive R. Wilkinson,Robert W. Buddemeier,UNEP-IOC-ASPEI-IUCN Global Task Team on the Implications of Climate Change on Coral Reefs

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831702046

Category: Nature

Page: 124

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A global overview of the potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise on coral reefs, and of the implications of such impacts for ecological sustainable use of coral reefs. Includes information on the status and trends of reef conservation and use around the world, and suggestions for management of reefs in a changing world.