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O ceans on t
he edge
Coral reef ecosystem:
Wo r
th $200 bi
ll
i
o n
/year
(good s
+
services)

O ccup i
es 0.
2% of
ocean
I nha bi
ted by
1/3
o f
al
l
ma ri
ne
li
fe

Coral reef conditions:
2…

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Heavy
rai
nfal
lmor
e sur
face
runof
fsi
l
tat
ion

GLO BAL
WA R MING mo re
atmo spher
ic
car
bon di
oxi
de mo re car
bon di
oxide
dissol
ves
in
seas
= car
bonic
aci
dc oral
pol
yps
cannot
produce t
heir
cal…

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I
ncreases
populari
ty
of
area
as
tour
ist
dest
inat
ion
Boat
tour
oper
a t
or:
"more
tour
ist
s
mo r
e i
ncome "


St Lucia:

Touri
sm +
recreat
ion
=
$160 ­
194
mil
li
on
Fi
sheri
es =
$0.5 ­
0.8
mill…

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Prevent
s cer
tai
n nat
ions
fr
om taki
ng an
unfai
r s
h ar
e of
ocean'
s weal
th
Mana ges
ma r
ine
poll
uti
on
40% of
ocean pl
aced under
t
he l
aw
Global
warming
int
roduces
new pressur
es
Not
all…

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