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
The relative stability of St. Lucia’s shoreline was evaluated using the coastal protection framework developed by IMA and WRI.
The relative stability of Tobago’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.
Much of Tobago’s coastline is bordered by near shore, fringing reefs. Southwest Tobago is characterized by a lagoonal system enclosed by the Buccoo Reef.
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