The distribution and state of mangroves along the coast of Transkei, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

  title={The distribution and state of mangroves along the coast of Transkei, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa},
  author={Janine Barbara Adams and B. M. Colloty and G. C. Bate},
  journal={Wetlands Ecology and Management},
The mangrove communities along the coastline of the former Transkei, now part of the Eastern Cape Province, have not been looked at in detail since Ward and Steinke’s survey in 1982. Mangroves previously occurred in 17 estuaries but were now found in only 14 of the 76 estuaries visited, with a complete loss of mangroves evident in the Mnyameni, Mzimvubu and Bulungula estuaries amounting to 7.5 ha. Total mangrove loss amounted to 17.6 ha which represents a 6.5% loss over 17 years or 1.04 ha per… CONTINUE READING


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