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IA rough drafts due on Monday August 31st

IA Final Draft due Monday October 5th

Coral Reefs and Mangroves review

Examine the development and the environmental and economic value of coral reefs and mangrove swamps.

Examine the causes and consequences of the loss of coral reefs and mangrove swamps. [4 hours]

We will read:

A Fijian Village Adapts Tradition to Try to Save Its Ailing Reefs BY MEEHAN CRIST

and Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar: What are the options? by Brian Jones

Impact on Global Climate Change

Post-lecture exercise:

  • Almost half of the world’s mangrove have been destroyed by humans.
  • 15 million hectares remain (1ha = 10 000m2)
  • Decreasing faster than rainforest

In groups: Using a specific example, explain the causes and consequences of mangrove swamp degradation due to one of the following:

  • Cutting trees
  • Livestock feed
  • Shrimp aquaculture
  • Expansion of agriculture

Present your CS to the class with a presentation containing only pictures.