Biology of Mangroves and Mangrove Ecosystems




Habitat destruction through human encroachment has been the primary cause of angrove loss. Diversion of freshwater for irrigation and land reclamation has destroyed extensive mangrove forests. In the past several decades, numerous tracts of mangrove have been converted for aquaculture, fundamentally altering the nature of the habitat. Measurements reveal alarming levels of mangrove destruction. Some estimates put global loss rates at one million ha y-1, with mangroves in some regions in danger of complete collapse. Heavy historical exploitation of mangroves has left many remaining habitats severely damaged.


ADVANCES IN MARINE BIOLOGY






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- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Documentos de Projeto, Relatórios de Projetos e Avaliações


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


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