Malaysian Site Synthesis Report 1. Introduction 1.1. Background

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    Although mangroves constitute only about 2 percent of the total tropical land area, they are a dominant tropical coastal ecosystem. This strip of vegetation between land and sea is thus a rare and therefore precious natural resource. In the ever-wet tropics, mangroves may be one of the most productive of natural ecosystems. They are believed to be important… (More)

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