In Southeast Asia, Safe Havens Give Marine Life A Fighting Chance

photo by Hemis via AFP / Ausloos Henry

The article was initially published on 13th March 2024. 

In Southeast Asia, safe havens give marine life a fighting chance. 
The coastal waters of Southeast Asia are home to one of the world’s most productive fisheries, which supports nearly 4 million people. But a growing human population and overfishing are threatening the region’s marine species, including the blue crab.  


A new project supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility is aiming to change that. Working with local fishers and governments, the initiative has helped create 1 million hectares of marine conservation zones, protecting blue crabs and countless other sea creatures. 
More publication from UNEP here 

Lead image courtesy of Hemis via AFP / Ausloos Henry

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