Ecosystems provide a wealth of services to human populations, among them, disease regulation. But narrowly-focused development projects can threaten these ecosystems and put entire populations at risk.
When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck.
The Aral Sea, on the border of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, is a cautionary tale about how changes to ecosystems can have far-reaching impacts on the communities that depend on the services they provide.
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This publication was written with JP Morgan Securities.
This map identifies only 20 eutrophic coastal zones in all of Africa, of which 8 have documented hypoxia and 12 are areas of concern.
This map identifies just 24 eutrophic coastal areas with documented hypoxia and 9 areas of concern within Asia.
This map identifies 36 eutrophic coastal zones; 9 with documented hypoxia and 27 areas of concern.
This map identifies 168 eutrophic and hypoxic coastal areas in Europe. Fifty-nine of these are documented hypoxic areas, 106 are areas of concern, and 3 are improved systems that are in recovery.