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Main Title In the front line : shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs /
Author Wells, Sue.
Publisher UNEPA World Conservation Monitoring Centre,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 63163633
ISBN 9280726811; 9789280726817
Subjects Coastal ecology. ; Mangrove ecology. ; Coral reef ecology. ; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. ; COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT. ; SHORE PROTECTION. ; CORAL REEFS. ; MANGROVE SWAMPS. ; MARINE ECOSYSTEMS. ; Coral reefs and islands--Environmental aspects
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EJBM  QH541.5.C7I58 2006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/27/2006
Collation 33 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-33).
Contents Notes
Global status of reefs and mangroves -- Value of ecosystem services -- Regulating services: shoreline protection -- Other ecosystem services -- What happens when ecosystem services are lost? -- Natural recovery or rehabilitation and restoration? -- Mangroves and coral reefs on tropical coastlines of the future. "The aim of this publication is to help decision makers and policy makers around the world understand the importance of coastal habitats to humans, using coral reefs and mangroves as an example. It looks at the role of these ecosystems in protecting the coast, and takes into account new studies of this complex topic triggered by the tsunami and tropical storms. This publication also addresses the huge range of other benefits provided by these ecosystems and the role that they play in coastal development and in restoring and maintaining the livelihoods of those who have suffered from extreme events whether natural or induced by human activity"--Introduction, page 4.