LWMEA project appraisal document
The South China Sea is a locally, regionally and globally significant body of water bordered by countries that are experiencing rapid population and economic growth and facing similar major environmental challenges. This bio-geographic region is one of the world’s most biologically diverse shallow-water marine areas. However, this biological richness is seriously threatened by two major environmental problems - over-fishing and land-based anthropogenic pollution. Without wide-scale preventive action, livestock production would become the single most important source of organic and chemical pollution of the main catchments draining into this international water.
06 Apr 2010 by iwlearn