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Out of the Blue: The value of seagrasses to the environment and to people

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Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People


Seagrasses are an often overlooked but vital part of the seascape. While they have been described as the "lungs" and "ecosystem engineers" of the sea, their contributions to planetary health and human well-being are not as well-known as those of other marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs and mangroves. To overcome this "charisma gap" (Unsworth et al. 2019), this report synthesises current knowledge of seagrass ecosystems, highlights the many values they provide to people, and offers policy recommendations that fully recognise these values.

Status: Completed

Type: Monograph

Author: United Nations Environment Programme

Year of publication: 2020

Publisher: UNEP

Place of publication: Nairobi

Tags: Seagrass

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