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dc.contributor.authorCziesielski, Maha J.
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.
dc.contributor.authorAalismail, Nojood
dc.contributor.authorAl-Hafedh, Yousef
dc.contributor.authorAnton, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorBaalkhuyur, Faiyah
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Andrew C.
dc.contributor.authorBalke, Thorsten
dc.contributor.authorBaums, Iliana B.
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael
dc.contributor.authorChalastani, Vasiliki I.
dc.contributor.authorCornwell, Brendan
dc.contributor.authorDaffonchio, Daniele
dc.contributor.authorDiele, Karen
dc.contributor.authorFarooq, Ehtesaam
dc.contributor.authorGattuso, Jean-Pierre
dc.contributor.authorHe, Song
dc.contributor.authorLovelock, Catherine E.
dc.contributor.authorMcleod, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorMacreadie, Peter I.
dc.contributor.authorMarba, Nuria
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Cecilia
dc.contributor.authorMuniz-Barreto, Marcelle
dc.contributor.authorKadinijappali, Kirshnakumar P.
dc.contributor.authorPrihartato, Perdana
dc.contributor.authorRabaoui, Lotfi
dc.contributor.authorSaderne, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt-Roach, Sebastian
dc.contributor.authorSuggett, David J.
dc.contributor.authorSweet, Michael
dc.contributor.authorStatton, John
dc.contributor.authorTeicher, Sam
dc.contributor.authorTrevathan-Tackett, Stacey M.
dc.contributor.authorJoydas, Thadickal V.
dc.contributor.authorYahya, Razan
dc.contributor.authorAranda, Manuel
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-16T15:51:24Z
dc.date.available2021-04-16T15:51:24Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-15
dc.identifier.citationCziesielski, M.J., Duarte, C.M., Aalismail, N., Al-Hafedh, Y., Anton, A., Baalkhuyur, F., Baker, A.C., Balke, T., Baums, I.B., Berumen, M. and Chalastani, V.I., (2021). 'Investing in Blue Natural Capital to secure a future for the Red Sea ecosystems'. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, pp. 1-15.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmars.2020.603722
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625724
dc.description.abstractFor millennia, coastal and marine ecosystems have adapted and flourished in the Red Sea’s unique environment. Surrounded by deserts on all sides, the Red Sea is subjected to high dust inputs and receives very little freshwater input, and so harbors a high salinity. Coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves flourish in this environment and provide socio-economic and environmental benefits to the bordering coastlines and countries. Interestingly, while coral reef ecosystems are currently experiencing rapid decline on a global scale, those in the Red Sea appear to be in relatively better shape. That said, they are certainly not immune to the stressors that cause degradation, such as increasing ocean temperature, acidification and pollution. In many regions, ecosystems are already severely deteriorating and are further threatened by increasing population pressure and large coastal development projects. Degradation of these marine habitats will lead to environmental costs, as well as significant economic losses. Therefore, it will result in a missed opportunity for the bordering countries to develop a sustainable blue economy and integrate innovative nature-based solutions. Recognizing that securing the Red Sea ecosystems’ future must occur in synergy with continued social and economic growth, we developed an action plan for the conservation, restoration, and growth of marine environments of the Red Sea. We then investigated the level of resources for financial and economic investment that may incentivize these activities. This study presents a set of commercially viable financial investment strategies, ecological innovations, and sustainable development opportunities, which can, if implemented strategically, help ensure long-term economic benefits while promoting environmental conservation. We make a case for investing in blue natural capital and propose a strategic development model that relies on maintaining the health of natural ecosystems to safeguard the Red Sea’s sustainable development.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNAen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.603722en_US
dc.subjectAquatic Scienceen_US
dc.subjectGlobal and Planetary Changeen_US
dc.subjectOcean Engineeringen_US
dc.subjectOceanographyen_US
dc.subjectWater Science and Technologyen_US
dc.subjectpolicyen_US
dc.titleInvesting in Blue Natural Capital to Secure a Future for the Red Sea Ecosystemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2296-7745
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Miami, Miami, FL, United Statesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Glasgowen_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United Statesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Athens (NTUA), Zografou, Greeceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA, United Statesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEdinburgh Napier Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe Red Sea Development Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSorbonne Université, CNRS, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Franceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, Paris, Franceen_US
dc.contributor.departmentKing Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, United Statesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDeakin University, Burwood, VIC, Australiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies, Illes Baleares, Spainen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSaudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, Australiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australiaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCoral Vita, Freeport, Bahamasen_US
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Marine Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.pii10.3389/fmars.2020.603722
dc.source.journaltitleFrontiers in Marine Science
dc.source.volume7
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-10
refterms.dateFOA2021-04-16T15:51:25Z
dc.author.detail783337en_US


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