Marine and coastal resources and habitats are used more intensively and thus, are degraded. In addition, global climate change is affects coasts and oceans. Traditional single-sector management is no longer adequate, and governance systems are struggling to keep up with modern technology and practices. In many cases, these conditions have led to unsustainable development. The goal of marine conservation is to address these challenges by promoting sustainable development and resource use.

Sustainable vs. unsustainable development

Marine and coastal resources and habitats are used more intensively and thus, are degraded. In addition, global climate change is affects coasts and oceans. Traditional single-sector management is no longer adequate, and governance systems are struggling to keep up with modern technology and practices. In many cases, these conditions have led to unsustainable development. The goal of marine conservation is to address these challenges by promoting sustainable development and resource use.

diagram marine conservation increasing population coastal coast resources sustainable development unsustainable construction humans people infrastructure ecotourism

Author(s)Caroline Donovan
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2010-01-01
AlbumHuman > Development/Infrastructure
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Required AttributionCaroline Donovan, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)