ADB and WWF join forces to tackle assault on Pacific ecosystems | Asia Pacific

ADB and WWF join forces to tackle assault on Pacific ecosystems

ADB and WWF join forces to tackle assault on Pacific ecosystems

Updated 7 June 2012, 22:22 AEST

Asia and the Pacific are consuming more resources than their ecosystems can sustain, threatening forests, rivers and oceans, according to a new report prepared by the Asian Development Bank and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

The reports focuses on ways to preserve large scale regional ecosystems, such as the Coral Triangle which is located in waters off the coasts of Papua New Guinea, , Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

The Asian Development Bank's Environment Specialist, Bruce Dunn, is one of the author's of the report.

He told Jemima Garrett over consumption is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.

Correspondent: Jemima Garrett

Speaker: Bruce Dunn, Environment Specialist with the Asian Development Bank

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