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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 153  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 382-387

Coastal ecosystem services & human wellbeing


National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Anna University Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ahana Lakshmi
National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Anna University Campus, Chennai 600 025, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_695_21

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Coastal areas are home to diverse ecosystems that provide essential goods and services for human wellbeing. Recognition, understanding and appreciation of the various goods and services provided by coastal ecosystems, especially the provisioning and cultural services are of utmost importance today. Systematic exploration of bioactive compounds from marine flora and fauna and deriving pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, as well as promotion of concepts such as the blue gym are essentially linked to human health and sustenance, necessitating measures towards preservation of these ecosystems. They also link Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 3: good health and wellbeing and, SDG-14: life below water.


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