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dc.contributorDEPI
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialKenya, Australia, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, China, Thailand, Tanzania
dc.date2014
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-22T09:19:43Z
dc.date.available2016-09-22T09:19:43Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-807-3397-6
dc.identifier.otherDEP/1813/CA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/1368
dc.descriptionMangroves are a type of tropical forest, uniquely positioned at the dynamic interface of land and sea. They are found along coasts and estuaries throughout the tropics and subtropics and are capable of thriving in salt water
dc.descriptionprospering in conditions to which only a few species have adapted. Mangroves form the foundation of a highly productive and biologically rich ecosystem which provides a home and feeding ground for a wide range of species, many of which are endangered. Although mangroves make up less than one percent of all tropical forests worldwide, they are highly valuable ecosystems, providing an array of essential goods and services which contribute significantly to the livelihoods, well-being and security of coastal communities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUNEP
dc.rightsAccess Open to Public
dc.subjectmangrove
dc.subjectmangrove forest
dc.subjectenvironmental conservation
dc.subjectecosystem conservation
dc.subjectecosystem services
dc.subjectprotected area
dc.subjecttimber
dc.subjectcoastal protection
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleThe importance of mangroves to people: a call to action
dc.typeMonograph
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