Socioeconomic Conditions Along the World’s Tropical Coasts: 2008


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Synthesizing data from close to 14,000 household interviews in 29 countries, the “Socioeconomic Conditions Along the World’s Tropical Coasts: 2008” report highlights dependence on coral reefs by local communities in developing countries, provides information on perceived threats to coastal resources, and points to the inability of coastal managers to effectively implement decades-old recommendations as a significant barrier to coral reef protection. It is the first-ever comprehensive analysis of data from the Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative (SocMon) and was produced in partnership with Conservation International.