Local management key to protecting poor from climate change

Careful management of the local environment and diversifying investment and lifestyle options for local people could be the key to avoiding climate change’s drastic impact on poor fishing communities.

Twelve small fishing communities along the coast of Kenya were studied by a team of international scientists, finding large variance in local communities’ ability to adapt to climate change despite being geographically close to each other.

Rigorous studies of reef ecology, the types of fish people were catching, and local socioeconomic conditions were studied, examining the social and ecological aspects of climate change impacts on coral reef fisheries.

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