This month we highlight tropical coral reefs. A new report on the status of coral reefs in tsunami-affected countries concludes that the major threats to Indian Ocean coral reefs continue to be from human activities, such as overfishing, deforestation and climate change -- these are far more damaging than the tsunami.
We also have a new topic describing the impact of catchments on coastal ecosystems. This month offers news on the unexpected effects of climate change, different research projects, and the need to step up efforts to improve ocean management, which includes the wider use of fishing rights.
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