World's most iconic ecosystems: World heritage sites risk collapse without stronger local management
World's most iconic ecosystems: World heritage sites risk collapse without stronger local management,
March 19, 2015,
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Without better local management, the world's most iconic ecosystems are at risk of collapse under climate change, say researchers. Protecting places of global environmental importance such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon rainforest from climate change will require reducing the other pressures they face, for example overfishing, fertilizer pollution or land clearing.