French translation: récifs viables/vivants/fonctionnels
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14:06 Jun 28, 2007
English to French translations [PRO] Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / Marine biology
English term or phrase:functioning reefs
Coral reef restoration is still in its infancy and it is unwise to overstate what restoration can achieve. If decision-makers are led to believe that ///functioning reefs/// can be created by restoration interventions (e.g., transplanting reef organisms from a sacrificial site, wanted for development, to an area outside the impact zone), they will act accordingly. It should be emphasised to decision-makers that we are a long way from being able to recreate fully functional reef ecosystems (and possibly will never be able to!) and thus decisions which rely on compensatory mitigation are effectively promoting net reef loss.
Document dealing with reef restauration.
Thanks for your help.