With the January exam period finished, a new exam period dawns upon us. With just about 2 months left before my exams, I still look for interesting, contemporary reading to aid my geographical studies at school.
If you're planning on sitting the Biodiversity paper at school, then here is an ace article which will help you (I've already written 3 or so essays on Coral Reefs alone - this article sums it all up very nicely): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12530439
To sum it up:
- Report calls for protection of Coral Reefs
- There are macro (global) and micro (local) effects upon them
- Main causes of destruction are - bad fishing strategies, pollution (through rivers from developments), Climate Change - causing bleaching.
- Those affected most by their destruction will be the local populace who rely on reefs for protection and commercial business. "Where a big proportion of the population depends on reefs for their livelihood, and where people's capacity to adapt is low. Combining these criteria, the countries highest on the risk register are Comoros, Fiji, Haiti, Indonesia, Kiribati, Philippines, Tanzania and Vanuatu.".