Status of Coral Reefs in East Asian Seas Region: 2010

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“These reefs are also indispensable for local communities because they provide livelihoods and economic benefits as fishery and tourism resources and protect the land as a natural breakwater.”

This book is one of the regional followers for the global report on coral status to share information for enhancing conservation effort in East Asia. The first regional status book was published and delivered during the first Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium in Hong Kong 2006 and this is the second issue of the East Asia regional report edited in 2010. Unfortunately, large scale coral bleaching occurred around Southeast Asia in 2010, this book was published as a special issue of bleaching in this region.