A Unified Framework for the Restoration of Southeast Asian Mangroves: Bridging Ecology, Society and Economics
Tropical mangroves are some of the most dynamic and productive tropical ecosystems, but also most threatened. Mangrove restoration efforts are underway to restore the structure, function, and ecosystem services of mangroves, but often these projects fail.
Goals & Method
The article seeks to demonstrate that while ecological issues are of prime importance, economic and social issues must be considered in the restoration plan in order for it to be successful. It does so by both developing a framework for restoration and exploring a case study of magrove restoration in Chokoria Sundarbans, Bangladesh.
Conclusions & Takeaways
This report presents a framework for mangrove restoration that addresses the ecological, economic, and social aspects of mangroves while considering the causes of mangrove degradation in the first place. The report incorporates local ecological knowledge into the framework and encourages community participation in restoration efforts. The framework is meant as a guide to mangrove restoration practitioners.
A unified framework for the restoration of Southeast Asian mangroves—bridging ecology, society and economics. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 2008;17:365–383. doi:10.1007/s11273-008-9113-7..
- Department of Biology, Lakehead University
- IUCN - the World Conservation Union, Bangladesh Country Office, Bangladesh