Rising awareness of the safeguard of islands ecosystems

Environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources caused by human activities have threatened the fragile insular ecosystems all over the world.  The increase of tourism, overfishing, importation of goods, loss of biological resources, landscape alterations and urban zone extension are generating changes in the environmental equilibrium of these ecosystems. Although each island has his own morphological, cultural, social and economic features, most of the islands, especially the ones of the Mediterranean basin, exhibit a degree of similarity regarding problems such as: the isolation of the island communities, insufficient productivity and ecological…

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