[Coral-List] The long view is for the Undead: reefs ARE in trouble today

JKoven at aol.com JKoven at aol.com
Mon Feb 27 17:49:43 EST 2006

 The people who live in these underpopulated areas are still trying to earn a 
living...often by fishing their own reefs and selling to those who have 
depleted their own fisheries and willing to pay the price.

Yes, over-population is at the base of many world problems but it is a sticky 
issue, at once cultural, ethnic and religious.  Not exactly one to be solved 
by reef scientists.  Perhaps women's education in general and in reproductive 
rights are the answers?  Women want better lives for their children, after 
they've been fed, saved from curable infectious diseases, and educated....and who 
is to determine what that better life is?  Is it what they perceive as the 
lives that other children in the world have, including yours? 

Joan Koven
Astrolabe, Inc.

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