Published in association with WWF-Malaysia, this important book describes the uniqueness of the Coral Triangle region's marine biodiversity, its conservation importance and the stories, successes and struggles of the drive to maintain its rich biodiversity. The book gives a big-picture overview of threats and solutions and up-close and personal experiences from the ground and the people affected by conservation.
The stories come from the work that WWF-Malaysia and USAID Coral Triangle Support Partnership are carrying out in the region. Chapters cover the rich habitats of the Coral Triangle and the endangered species, as well as an in-depth survey of each of the countries of the area. As the earth's single greatest repository of marine life, the Coral Triangle is also a great draw for SCUBA divers. For each of the countries covered, top dive sites are listed. Stunning illustrated with Eric Madeja's photographs, this book is a visual feast as well as an essential read.
About the Author
Ken Kassem is half American and half Egyptian and grew up around the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea. After learning to dive at age 14 he went on to study marine sciences and geography. Ken spent 15 years working on tropical marine conservation issues around the world with international NGOs and is now pursuing a PhD at Kyoto University, Japan.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 11th December 2014
Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.3 x 23.5 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 1.38