With nearly half of the world’s population living near the sea, the increase in coastal population and economic development (e.g., agriculture, fishing) has led to growing pressures on coastal and marine natural resources. This problem is pervasive across the globe. The issue becomes acute when people’s livelihoods depend upon the natural resources under threat, such as fisheries, which sustain some of the world’s poorest people. The Science for Nature and People (SNAP) Ridges to Reefs Working Group will focus on how land-use changes and management interventions impact fisheries and livelihoods in regions of high dependence on coastal resources.
This project is supported by the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) initiative, generously funded through founding grants by Shirley and Harry Hagey, Steve and Roberta Denning, Seth Neiman, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.