Conservation and restoration of mangroves: Global status, perspectives, and prognosis

Ocean and Coastal Management
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Abstract

Mangrove forests provide critical services around the globe to both human populations and the ecosystems they occupy. However, losses of mangrove habitat of more than 50% have been recorded in some parts of the world, and these losses are largely attributable to human activities. The importance of mangroves and the threats to their persistence have long been recognized, leading to actions taken locally, by national governments, and through international agreements for their protection. In this review, we explore the status of mangrove forests as well as efforts to protect them. We examine threats to the persistence of mangroves, consequences, and potential solutions for effective conservation. We present case studies from disparate regions of the world, showing that the integration of human livelihood needs in a manner that balances conservation goals can present solutions that could lead to long-term sustainability of mangrove forests throughout the world.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Conservation and restoration of mangroves: Global status, perspectives, and prognosis
Series title Ocean and Coastal Management
DOI 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.01.009
Volume 54
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 11 p.
First page 72
Last page 82