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RECORD NUMBER: 9 OF 19
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||In the front line : shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs /|
|Publisher||UNEPA World Conservation Monitoring Centre,|
|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|
|Collation||33 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-33).
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.