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Reversing the Degradation of Mangroves in the Caribbean and Philippines

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dc.contributor.author Walters, Bradley B.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-31T14:44:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-31T14:44:50Z
dc.date.issued 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8284
dc.description.abstract "Mangrove forests are important coastal ecosystems that have been degraded and destroyed throughout the tropics. Two projects are examined--one from the Caribbean and one from the Philippines--that are attempting to halt the degradation of critical mangrove sites. Experiences revealed several key compounding factors that hindered resource conservation in both cases. For one, there has been a tendency to undervalue mangroves, in terms of their critical ecological functions as well as their direct production values to local populations. A corollary of this is a failure to acknowledge and incorporate less visible but nonetheless significant resource users and interest groups in mangrove planning and management. In addition, the unusual ecology and diverse resource values have contributed to ambiguous tenure and administrative arrangements over mangrove areas. Efforts to restore and protect the Caribbean and Philippine mangrove sites have had to address all of these factors. In particular, project work has tried to harmonise the interests of local resource users and various levels of government with the intent of establishing meaningful and lasting comanagement systems. Both communal and household (private)-based strategies have been used with some success, although the short-comings of each are also apparent and discussed." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject mangroves en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.subject co-management en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.title Reversing the Degradation of Mangroves in the Caribbean and Philippines en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Philippines en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Common Property in Ecosystems Under Stress, the Fourth Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 16-19 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Philippines en_US

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