Mangrove rehabilitation: a review focusing on ecological and institutional issues
This article addresses the pressures and threats and the impetus for rehabilitation in mangroves around the world. It also examines rehabilitation techniques from the institutional and biophysical planning systems, including an overview of the rehabilitation process. Finally, it includes a discussion on what the authors consider a major issue for rehabilitation: failure and success in different projects and integrated approaches
Conclusions & Takeaways
The author claims that given the urgency of mangrove restoration worldwide, a holistic approach should be taken by having –at least- an understanding of the ecology, hydrology, economics and an understanding of the cultural context where the project will be applied. A critical issue is the involvement and participation of both government and communities, especially in the developing world.Carbon sequestration have the capacity to sequester approximately 22.8 million metric tons of carbon each year. Losing mangroves will thus lead to reduced carbon capture and storage, with adverse climate change consequences
Mangrove rehabilitation: a review focusing on ecological and institutional issues. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 2014;22:587–604. doi:10.1007/s11273-014-9383-1..
- Environmental Futures Research Institute and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia
- Australian Rivers Institute and Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia
- Aquatic Habitat Protection Unit, Fisheries New South Wales, Wollongbar, NSW, Australia