International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Project document

The seas of East Asia, defined as the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, the South China Sea, the Gulf of Thailand, the Sulu-Celebes (Sulawesi) Sea, and the Indonesian Seas – six large marine ecosystems (LMEs)1 that are inter-connected by natural processes, ocean currents, and shared living marine resources – are under mounting pressure from East Asia’s rapid increase in population and industrialization. As the source of livelihood for millions of inhabitants of the region, and having globally significant marine biodiversity, the impacts of degradation in these seas are regionally and globally significant.

2454: World Bank/GEF Partnership Investment Fund for Pollution Reduction in the Large Marine Ecosystems of East Asia (Tranche 1 of 3 tranches)

12 Apr 2010


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