A Unified Framework for the Restoration of Southeast Asian Mangroves: Bridging Ecology, Society and Economics

Biswas, S.R., A.U. Mallik, J.K. Choudhury and A. Nishat

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The effect of intensive human intervention, poor socio-economic conditions and little knowledge on mangrove ecology pose enormous challenges for mangrove restoration in Southeast Asia. We present a framework for tropical mangrove restoration. Our proposed restoration framework addresses the ecology, economy and social issues simultaneously by considering the causes of mangrove degradation. We provide a step by step guideline for its restoration. We argue that although, ecological issues are of prime importance, economic and social issues must be considered in the restoration plan in order for it to be successful.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Wetlands Ecology and Management