More than 75 percent of the coral reefs in the Atlantic region are at risk from local threats (i.e., coastal development, overfishing/destructive fishing, marine-based pollution, and/or watershed-base
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The economic benefits derived from coral reefs are vital to the economies of small island states in the Caribbean. Economic valuation of these benefits helps to guide the wise, sustainable use of these resources.
The relative stability of St. Lucia’s shoreline was evaluated using the coastal protection framework developed by IMA and WRI.
Much of St. Lucia’s coastline is bordered by near shore, fringing reefs.
The definition of "land vulnerable to wave-induced erosion and storm damage" is based on expected wave heights and storm surge associated with a 25-year storm event, adjusted to be precautionary in li
Coral reef data for St. Lucia come from the Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project, the University of the West Indies, and the Government of St. Lucia. Integrated at WRI.