The ecology of mangrove conservation & management

  title={The ecology of mangrove conservation \& management},
  author={Ong Jin-Eong},
Despite the recent better understanding and awareness of the role of mangroves, these coastal forest communities continue to be destroyed or degraded (or euphemistically reclaimed) at an alarming rate. The figure of 1% per year given by Ong (1982) for Malaysia can be taken as a conservative estimate of destruction of mangroves in the Asia-Pacific region. Whilst the Japanese-based mangrove wood-chips industry continues in its destructive path through the larger mangrove ecosystems of the region… Expand
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Studies on the Growth of Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle L.) 3. Phenology of the Shoot
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Sea-level changes during the late Pleistocene and Holocene in the Strait of Malacca
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