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'Lobsters and octopuses are back': the Kenyan women leading a reef revival

26.11.2019
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A coral reef restoration project on a tiny island off Kenya's south-east coast is reaping dividends for local peopleThree years ago, coral reef along the Kenyan coastline was almost totally destroyed in some areas. Rising surface sea temperatures had triggered devastating bleaching episodes for the fourth time in less than two decades, and with the whitening of coral came a dwindling of marine life. Overfishing only exacerbated the problem.For coastal communities dependent on the sea for their livelihoods, the degradation of the coral reef and its effect on the marine ecosystem threatened to overturn an entire way of life. In some areas surveyed by the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), as much as 60-90% of coral was destroyed. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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