GPA Outreach, August 23, 2006
River basin management, coastal management and management of large marine ecosystems (LMEs) cannot independently solve many of the challenges posed by intensifying human activity and ecosystem change. Increasingly, human activities are causing changes in ecosystems that have transboundary consequences. For example, the pollutants that degrade human health and reduce the goods and services in estuaries and LMEs may originate from human activities far inland that are transported by rivers to the coast. On a planet dominated by the impacts of human activities, it is increasingly necessary to design and implement management programmes that address the complex linkages between marine systems, coastal regions and river basins.
11 Mar 2010