Gallery: Fishing Practices to Blame for Destruction of Madacascar’s Gra...

 

Climate change has led to the deterioration of the world’s coral reefs, but the decline of Madagascar’s Grand Recif of Toliara was brought about by old-fashioned trampling. An influx of seaside dwellers and fishermen over the past few years has disrupted the coral reef’s fragile ecosystem, uprooting marine plants and destroying organisms. In just forty years, population growth along the shoreline has caused damage that can only be reversed if the locals are willing to change the way they live and fish.

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