Society-based solutions to coral reef threats in french pacific territories

Tamatoa Bambridge, Frédérique Chlous, Paul D'Arcy, Joachim Claudet, Nicolas Pascal, Stephanie Reynaud, Riccardo Rodolfo-Metalpa, Sylvie Tambutte, Aurelie Thomassin, Laura Recuero Virto

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    This article reviews the state of coral reefs in French Pacific territories in the context of global change (especially threats linked to climate change). We first outline the specific local characteristics, vulnerabilities, and threats faced by the coral reefs of New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna. We also emphasize local and other human communities' economic and cultural reliance on coral reefs. Secondly, we discuss the natural and anthropogenic threats facing coral reefs in French Pacific territories, and current ecological responses such as mitigation and adaptation strategies. We conclude by proposing socio-economic solutions for the Pacific region across varying scales, with a special focus on enforcement measures and socio-political issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    JournalRegional Studies in Marine Science
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


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