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Coral Reefs of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Analysis of Management Approaches in Light of International Best Practices and a Changing Climate.

Ben-Romdhane, Haïfa, Jabado, Rima W., Grandcourt, Edwin Mark, Perry, Richard John Obrien, Al Blooshi, Ayesha Yousef, Marpu, Prashanth R., Ouarda, Taha B. M. J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0969-063X et Ghedira, Hosni (2020). Coral Reefs of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Analysis of Management Approaches in Light of International Best Practices and a Changing Climate. Frontiers in Marine Science , vol. 7 . p. 541. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00541.

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The coasts and islands that flank Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s largest emirate, host the country’s most significant coastal and marine habitats including coral reefs. These reefs, although subject to a variety of pressures from urban and industrial encroachment and climate change, exhibit the highest thresholds for coral bleaching and mortality in the world. By reviewing and benchmarking global, regional and local coral reef conservation efforts, this study highlights the ecological importance and economic uniqueness of the UAE corals in light of the changing climate. The analysis provides a set of recommendations for coral reef management that includes an adapted institutional framework bringing together stakeholders, scientists, and managers. These recommendations are provided to guide coral reef conservation efforts regionally and in jurisdictions with comparable environmental challenges.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: coral reefs; United Arab Emirates (UAE); Abu Dhabi; practices; management
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 15 sept. 2021 17:40
Dernière modification: 15 févr. 2022 20:32
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/11933

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