Marine biodiversity is in a monumental crisis. Despite more attention to understand the impacts of anthropogenic-driven climate change on land and marine biodiversity in recent years, the effects of climate change and economic activity such as fishing are still poorly understood. Consequently, the steps needed to restore ocean health have not materialised.
This high-level report summarises the leading causes of declines in marine biodiversity in Asia-Pacific and offers six recommendations that could strengthen the protection of marine-life based on interviews conducted with stakeholders in marine conservation.
This new research paper, written by Eco-Business in partnership with the Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), serves as a platform to bring greater attention to the biodiversity crisis and the solutions that could help stem it.
This is the third in a series of research papers on biodiversity. The first paper Accounting for nature: financing solutions for our planet’s natural systems can be found here and the second paper The value of biodiversity for Asia’s megacities can be found here.