In Print and Online
Category: Coastal resources management
Authors: Coralie Thornton, Mike Shanahan, Juliette Williams
Organization: Environmental Justice Foundation
Date: March 2003
Number of pages: 6, with Photos and References
Eco-Index Summary: This report provides an overview of shrimp aquaculture's impacts on wetlands, identifying the industry as a major cause of worldwide mangrove depletion. Examples and statistics of global mangrove, salt marsh, and freshwater wetland loss are outlined, as well as a discussion of the wider environmental impacts of shrimp farming, such as salinization of soil, and ground and surface water supplies, depletion of wild fish and shrimp populations, and organic and inorganic pollution. In conclusion, the authors discuss the need for stricter legal regulations on the industry to reduce the growing threat to our global wetlands.
Authors: Lorena Aguilar and Itzá Castañeda
Organization: World Conservation Union (IUCN)
Date: June 2000
Language: English, Spanish
Number of pages: 274, with Glossary, Description of Pertinent Laws and Regulations, and Bibliography
Eco-Index Summary: A manual that describes -- with many helpful examples and how-to check lists -- how organizations can develop, in marine coastal areas, projects that link sustainable development with gender equality. Chapters outline how to develop proposals; how to conduct a participatory analysis of an environmental problem that also considers gender issues; and how to establish a monitoring and evaluation system that is sensitive to gender equality.