This map shows where agriculture occurs in areas facing water stress.
Over 80 percent of the reefs in this region are at risk, and over half (56 percent) are at high risk.
Of the 2.6 billion people who live on less that $2 per day, almost 2 billion live in rural areas, in countries whose economies and people are most dependent on natural resources.
The right of access to information in guaranteed in the constitutions of many countries.
The Reefs at Risk Threat Index identified about one-tenth of Caribbean coral reefs at very high levels of threat, one-third at high threat, one-fifth at medium threat, and one-third at low threat.
Some 2.6 billion people live on less than $2 per day, with three quarters of them in rural areas.
Strong property rights have been found to be associated with increased economic growth.
Examples of Landsat sample blocks characterized to estimate forest cover and change from 2000 to 2005. Each block covers 18.532 km per side and has
Total forest clearing over the study period is estimated to be 27.2 million