Saving the Nassau Grouper -The Conclusion

Last updated on Tue, 2014-04-15 15:18. Originally submitted by Jenny on 2011-06-16 15:25.

Diver swimming with Nassau grouper

Conservation of a species is complicated by human needs and desires for products that use those species. Sustainability is the concept that current needs may be met without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. What human needs or desires are met by the harvesting of Nassau groupers? What where some of the economic considerations that you needed to understand? What where some of the cultural considerations that you needed to understand?

What actions can you personally take to save the Nassau grouper? What actions could your class take to save the Nassau grouper? Find out what is being done in Belize to protect this and other important reef species by visiting Green Reef.


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