People and mangroves in the Philippines: fifty years of coastal environmental change

  title={People and mangroves in the Philippines: fifty years of coastal environmental change},
  author={Bradley B. Walters},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={293 - 303}
  • B. Walters
  • Published 2003
  • Geography
  • Environmental Conservation
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