A framework for future training in marine and coastal protected area management.

Proceedings of the Workshop on a Framework for Future Training in Marine and Coastal Protected Area Management held in Manila, Philippines, from 3 to 7 November 1997. With funding from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the workshop was organized by the Coastal Zone Management Centre (CZMC), the Netherlands, and the ICLARM. Part I of this book presents the general workshop summary.

Facilitating integrated coastal management in Vietnam: final report

Viet Nam's marine and coastal area extends over 1.5 million hectares with an Exclusive Economic Zone of about 1 million square kilometers. It also has 4,000 offshore islands mainly in the Gulf of Tonkin and various important coastal habitats such as large deltas (the Red River and Mekong River deltas), gulfs, lagoons and open coasts. Some 24,000 square kilometers of the coast, particularly in the central region, are low-lying lands constantly affected by tidal floods and typhoons. Its coastal zones support about 116th of its total population.

The cost of action: CRM investment in the Philippines

Knowing the cost of investment in coastal resources management (CRM) is important especially in understanding the cost of undertaking one and ascertaining whether the outcomes are worth the money spent. In the Philippines, various CRM projects have already been initiated and no studies have tried to account for the total level of investment. This paper provides an estimate of money spent or invested on CRM in the Philippines and examines the investment per km2 of coral reefs.

The coastal environmental profile of South Johore, Malaysia.

This profile provides baseline data on all aspects of South Johore's coastal environment as a tool for planners in designing an integrated coastal area management (CAM) plan. It contains 12 chapters which provide background information on the various economic uses of coastal resources; outline the existing legal and institutional framework governing the use and management of these resources; and highlight the management issues and constraints concerning the various resources use conflicts.

The coastal environmental profile of Brunei Darussalam: resource assessment and management issues.

The marine environment and productive ecosystems, such as mangroves and coral reefs, are important to the marine fisheries industry of Brunei Darussalam. This volume contains 9 chapters and its purposes is to s to present, analyze and synthesize all information from secondary sources on the nature, significance, utilization and management of Brunei Darussalam 's coastal resources

The coastal environmental profile of Ban Don Bay and Phangnga Bay, Thailand.

The coastal zone of Thailand with a 2,600-km coastline is very rich in natural resources which include fisheries, coral reefs, mangrove forests, beaches and mineral deposits. Over the past decade, rapid increases in population and human activities along the coastal areas have resulted in degradation of these valuable natural resources. Many areas have already experienced the effects of water pollution, depletion of mangroves, overgrowth of urban communities and other negative consequences.

Coastal area management in Southeast Asia: policies, management strategies and case studies.

The coastal waters of Southeast Asian countries have some of the world's richest ecosystems characterized by extensive coral reefs and mangrove forests. Blessed with warm tropical climate and high rainfall, these waters are further enriched with nutrients from land which enable them to support a wide diversity of marine life. Because economic benefits could be derived from them, the coastal zones in these countries teem with human settlements.

ASEAN/US Cooperative Program on Marine Sciences: Coastal Resources Management Project research training and information programs and activities 1986-1989.

Coastal areas play a critical role in the economic development of coun-tries in the Southeast Asian region. The highly productive ecosystems found in these areas help sustain a wide range of diversified economic activities. How-ever, increasing population and rapid economic development make heavy demands on coastal resources, resulting in environmental degradation and resource use conflicts. The latter two are due largely to lack of information on sound uti-lization and proper management of coastal resources.

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