Coral reefs-Sri Lanka

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Coral Reefs and alternative income generation: diversifying livelihoods options for climate change resiliency

Kalpitya peninsula, located on the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka in the Puttalam district, houses a unique coastal ecosystem and the largest coral reef in the southern Gulf of Mannar. The peninsula is approximately 100 kilometers in length and and borders the Puttalam lagoon on the western side, the second largest lagoon in Sri Lanka.  This dynamic and rich ecosystem has provided fisheries resources for countless generations of ...

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Humpback Whales – Philippines

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Babuyan Islands humpback whales project.

The Philippines Islands are comprised of more than 7,100 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. This diverse archipelago hosts a spectacular amount of marine and terrestrial biodiversity that is of great interest to the tourism industry. The popularity of the Philippines as a vacation destination has spurred efforts to develop ecotourism across the archipelago. However, promoting the twinned goals of coastal and marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable development present serious challenges for the country.

Local people are ...

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