In a decade the sea has lost 16% of its coral reefs and coastal mangroves and 30% of its sea grass, the UN says. The exploitation of
"The key issues on a basin scale are habitat degradation and loss, overfishing and land-based pollution," the news agency reported Vo Si
Tuan, Vietnam representative to the UN Environment Programme South China Sea Project, as saying.
About 350 million people live along the sea’s coastal areas.
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