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D. Bryant, E. Rodenburg, T. Cox and D. Nielsen, Coastlines at Risk: an Index of Potential Development-Related Threats to Coastal Ecosystems, World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington DC, 1996.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Coastlines under threat
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Out of the coastlines of the world, the coasts in Europe, Asia and Africa are of highest concern, and where extra care needs to be taken to ensure that measures are taken to protect the coasts in all aspects (erosion, biodiversity, buffering capacity etc). The graphic shows the ratio of coastlines around the world that are facing moderate or significant threats.