PHOTOS: Ten Environmental Wins of 2009

PHOTOS: Ten Environmental Wins of 2009
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Initiative to Protect Corals Launched

Six Asian nations—Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and East Timor—launched an initiative in May to address overfishing, unsustainable coastal development, and climate change, all of which are threats to the countries' shared coral reef resources.

"Many people of the region are dependent upon that marine environment being healthy and producing food that they need to eat," said WWF Vice President Eichbaum.

According to WWF, marine resources in the region sustain more than 120 million people
—Photograph from AP
 
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