Managing Local Threats

SCTLD antibiotic paste application. Photo © Nova Southeastern University

Local threats such as destructing fishing practices, coastal development, disease, invasive species, and wastewater pollution contribute to the decline of coral reef health at regional scales. Managing these threats is critical to reduce pressures on coral reefs and improve their capacity to resist and recover from other pervasive threats such as climate threats.

This section describes strategies to manage local threats by:

Recreational users and commercial tourism operators Jennifer Adler

Recreational users and commercial tourism operators play an important role in reef conservation and management. Photo © Jennifer Adler

Refer to the Coral Reef Resilience Online Course Lesson 6: Management Strategies for Resilience for more details on reef management strategies.

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