[Coral-List] Marine Research and Conservation in the Coral Triangle: The Wakatobi National Park

Richard Unsworth richardunsworth at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 10 06:48:35 EDT 2010

Hi all,

        I would like to inform you all of a new peer reviewed book just published titled 'Marine Research and Conservation in the Coral Triangle: The Wakatobi National Park'. This is now available for purchase on Amazon.com etc (see http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Research-Conservation-Coral-Triangle/dp/1616684739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1281435969&sr=8-1 ) with all royalties going to Indonesian conservation related charities.

This book aims to bring together research about marine resources, their biology and sustainable use in the Wakatobi National Park in Indonesia, and places this information in the context of the wider Coral Triangle region.. This is the culmination of over 10 years research by a range of academic researchers, conservation leaders and students.


I and all the editors and authors hope that this will be well recieved and provide some contribution to conservation policy and management in the region.




Richard Unsworth




Clifton J, Unsworth RKF, Smith DJ (eds) (2010) Marine Research and Conservation in the Coral Triangle: The Wakatobi National Park. Nova Publishers, New York, ISBN 1616684739  




The Coral Triangle in south-east Asia contains over three quarters of the total number of known coral species and more than half of the world's coral reefs, whilst providing resources to support the livelihoods of around 120 million people. The Wakatobi National Park is centrally located within this region, encompassing 13,000km2 and including a diversity of reefs, seagrass and mangrove habitats whilst also being home to around 100,000 people. The sustainable use of resources within the Wakatobi is therefore of significance with regard to both global marine conservation issues and the well-being of the resident population. Drawing upon contributions from experts in the natural and social sciences, this book offers the first detailed insight into the status of the marine environment in the Wakatobi. 


Dr Richard Unsworth
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